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Dragon at Altenburg Abbey

Dragon at a fresco by Paul Troger in Altenburg Abbey

At the church of Altenburg Abbey (Stift Altenburg) the frescoes were created by Paul Troger. I was really surprised to see one of his frescoes includes a dragon.

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Orangery at Klosterneuburg Abbey

Inside the orangery of Klosterneuburg Monastery, Austria

After a walk through the seven gardens of Klosterneuburg Monastery (Stift Klosterneuburg) near Vienna I also visited the orangery of the monastery. Inside I  was very surprised by this ensemble including an old world map showing the route of an exploring journey done by the Austrian ship ‘SMS Novara‘.

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Contemporary art at Klosterneuburg Abbey

Contemporary art at Klosterneuburg Monastery, Austria

While my visit at Klosterneuburg Monastery I came across several examples of contemporary art which were partly well hidden in the structures of the monastery. For example I discovered this red ‘thing’ in the cloistered courtyard  by glimpsing through an open window.

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Dominicans Island in Constance

Cloister at Dominicans Island in Constance, Germany

The former monastery of the Dominicans situated on a tiny island in front of Constance (Konstanz) accommodates a hotel now. So guests of this hotel and its restaurant have the chance to walk along this cloister decorated with paintings by Carl von Haeberlin.