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.
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