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Wiki: Zwettl Abbey was founded in 1137 by Hademar I of Kuenring, with Herrmann, a monk of Heiligenkreuz Abbey, as its first abbot (1137–47). It was a daughter house of Heiligenkreuz, of the line of Morimond. The foundation was confirmed by Pope Innocent II (1140) and over the course of time by several other popes and emperors. Several members of the family of the founder were buried here.

The monastery was constructed, as Cistercian houses often were, in a river valley, in this case in a bend of the River Kamp. Extensive buildings were erected, and the church, chapter-room, and dormitory were blessed in 1159, though the entire monastery was not completed until 1218. Zwettl Abbey soon became one of the most important monasteries in the order.

Towards the end of the fourteenth century, the abbey was repeatedly plundered, especially in 1426, when 4,000 Hussites sacked and burned it down. It was rebuilt under Abbot John (1437–51). Near the end of the fifteenth century, over forty monks lived in Zwettl Abbey. Under the Protestant Reformation the community was reduced to six monks and one secular priest. By an imperial rescript the monastery was forced to sell one quarter of its large possessions. It flourished again under Abbot Erasmus (1512-1545) and his successors during the Baroque period, notwithstanding the Thirty Years' War and the Turkish invasion, during which it was saved from destruction by the friendship of the Count of Thurn for Abbot Siegfried.
The buildings of Zwettl Abbey

During the administrations of Abbot Linck (1646–71), author of the Annales Austrio Claravallenses, and Abbot Melchior (1706-1747), who rebuilt a great part of the abbey and enriched it with many precious vessels and vestments, it reached its zenith. Abbot Melchior encouraged study and opened schools of philosophy, theology and so on in the monastery. During the period of Josephinism Abbot Rainer was obliged to resign, to be succeeded by a commendatory abbot (1786), but after 1804 the community was allowed to elect its own abbot. From 1878 the abbey was administered by Abbot Stephen Roessler, the sixty-first from its foundation. Besides him two other noted historians were members of Zwettl during the nineteenth century: Johann von Frast (d. 1850) and Leopold Janauschek, the author of Originum Cisterciensium.
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great perspective. the lighting is awesome.
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
nice one, i´ve never been to stift zwettl, but it looks worth a visit!

you really caught the perspective well.
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AlexanderHuebner Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!

It's pretty cool, they have an audio tour where you get a headset and you can go exploring on your own. Whenever you enter a new room (or pass a sensor) it tells you about the abbey's history.
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student General Artist
oh, i didn´t realize it was such a famous sight... well hopefully i´ll pass by someday and have time =D
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AlexanderHuebner Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, it's really awesome. Funny thing is, the most memorable thing there for me were the ancient toilets =D They only had some wooden boards across the room, about 5m above a rapid stream ^^
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
aaah the so called donnerbalken!
very hygenic in comparison with them pisspots later on in history =D
muss ich wirklich mal sichtigen!
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AlexanderHuebner Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Donnerbalken? Auf jeden Fall passender Ausdruck!! Ich dachte immer, das Wort kommt aus Cowboyfilmen oder 80er Jahre Pornos ^^

Aber mal davon abgesehen, dasses eigentlich nur ein "Klo" ist, isses wirklich schön anzusehen, mit dem Fluß da unten. Das wär schon was für daheim
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hahh! ich weiß es ehrlich gesagt ned wirklich - aber in der mittelalterszene wird der ausdruck halt auch als pseudo-original ausdruck verwendet *gg*

aber ich muss schon sagen, ich bin ehrlich froh über eine suabere keramikschüssel zuhause - viel leichter zu reinigen, stell dir mal vor du musst nach jemandem mit bösem durchfall auf den abtritt... schrecklich.
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Könnt aber stimmen: [link] Perfekter Spruch, der da noch dabeisteht =D

Ja stimmt, vorallem, wenn das 5 meter nach unten geht, und das verteilts in alle richtungen, da sind die wände sicher schwer zu putzen ^^
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Dankeschön :hug:
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