Heiligenkreuz in the Wienerwald


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Heiligenkreuz is a restful tourist village, popular with hikers, weekend-excursionists, and art-lovers.
The main attraction of the town is the Cistercian Monastery os the same name, situated in a small valley at the foot of the Bodenberg.
Small hamlets belonging to the community - Füllenberg, Sattelbach and Siegenfeld - are nestled in the extensive surrounding forest.
Food, rest and accomodations are provided by hotels, inns, and privat boarding-houses.

Sights

Heiligenkreuz Monastery: Austria`s second oldest Cistercian monastery (1133) with Babenberg tombs; monastery chapel with Romaneque nave,
High Gothic choir hall, Baroque chior stalls by Giuliani, altar screens by Altomonte and Rottmayr; Early Gothic cloisters, well-house with colorful stained-glass windows and lead fountain; St. Bernard chapel.

Calvary, with works by Giuliani and his pupil. Forest cemetery with Mary Vetsera`s tomb.

Hiking paths throught beech and pine woods.

Excursions possible to Gaaden, Sparbach (zoo), Hinterbrühl (subterranean lake, "SOS Children`s Town"), Mayerling, Helenental, Baden, Alland (cave with stalactites), Thallern.

 



(In German) Geschichte von Heiligenkreuz bis zum Jahr 1945

Hotels Lower Austria


Romantic HoteL ZEMAN- Helenenstüberl ***

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