Klosterneuburg is a city in Lower Austria near Vienna with 25,900 inhabitants.
Bus and bicycle
- City bus (Stadtbus), Niedermarkt 15. M-Sa. The city operates four bus lines (201-204) from Monday-Saturday; the night bus (Nachtbus) offers service between Vienna's Heiligenstadt train station and Tulln on Thursday-Sunday. A network map is available for download here. €1.50 (single trip), €15.80 (week ticket), €47 (month ticket).
- Nextbike (bicycle rental), ☎ +43 2742 22 99 01 (hotline). After registration (online or by mobile), you can pick up a bicycle at either Klosterneuburg-Kierling or Klosterneuburg-Weidling train stations, and drop the same bicycle off at the same or any other Nextbike spot. A map of pickup and drop-off points can be found here (click 'ÖBB Bahnhöfe' for Klosterneuburg); a brochure with map is available for download. €1/hr, €8/day.
- Klosterneuburg Monastery (Stift Klosterneuburg), Stiftsplatz 1, ☎ +43-2243- 411 212, e-mail: email@example.com. Summer: daily 09:00-18:00, winter: daily 10:00-17:00; guided tours daily 10:00-17:00. The monastery was founded in 1114 by Saint Leopold III, the patron saint of Vienna. Over the centuries the monastery was remodeled a number of times; the current appearance dates mostly to the Baroque period.
- The monastery houses a museum with a collection of Gothic and Baroque art, but its most prized artpiece is the triptych Verduner Altar, painted in 1181 by Nicholas of Verdun. Museum and abbey: €10 (adults), €9 (Vienna Card).
- Tutzsäule. A Gothic 'lantern of the dead', commissioned in 1381 by Michel Tutz after an outbreak of the plague. The six-sided column has reliefs depicting the Passion of Christ.
- Essl Museum of Contemporary Art (Essl Museum Kunst der Gegenwart), An der Donau-Au 1, ☎ +43 2243-370 50 150, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. T-Su 10:00-18:00, W 10:00-21:00. Houses Austria's largest private collection of modern art, with over 7,000 pieces. €9 (adults), €6 (concessions), free (students/unemployed/children/youth under 19).
- Art / Brut Center Gugging, Am Campus 2, Maria-Gugging, ☎ +43 2243 87087, fax: +43-2243 87 087 372, e-mail: email@example.com. Summer: T-Su 10:00-18:00, winter: T-Su 10:00-17:00. This building is devoted to the artwork of a group of self-taught artists, known collectively as Art Brut. A museum is located on the first floor, with a permanent exhibit as well as special rotating exhibits of international Art Brut artists, while a gallery and gift shop are located on the ground floor. €7 (adults), €6 (Ö1-Club), €5.50 (seniors), €5 (students/unemployed/disabled/military), €2.50 (children/youth 6-19).
- Franz Kafka Memorial (Franz Kafka-Gedenkraum), Hauptstraße 187, Kierling, ☎ +43 676 4117817, 1 5338159, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visitation by prior arrangement only (key is kept in the building): M-F 08:00-12:00, 14:00-17:00; Sa Su by special request. Franz Kafka died of tuberculosis in 1924 in this building, which at the time was a sanatorium. A reading room was established here, displaying some of the writer's personal effects, as well as photographs, letters, and cards; during his stay here he was visited by many friends, including fellow writers Franz Werfel and Max Brod. There is also an on-site library of his works, including translations into many other languages. Free.
- Eichenhain Nature Park (Naturpark Eichenhain), ☎ +43 676 624 68 04, e-mail: email@example.com. Part of the Vienna Woods (Wienerwald), the park's primary attraction is its mature beech and oak forests. Interspersed with the forests are agricultural areas, as well as a number of streams. Popular recreational activities include cross-country skiing and mountain biking. A printable map can be downloaded here. Free.
- Raptor Breeding Center (Greifvogelzuchtstation), Hagenbachklamm Klammweg, Kirchbach, ☎ +43 676 4880334. Apr-Nov Sa Su and holidays 09:30-12:00, 13:00-17:00; other days by prior arrangement. Cares for birds of prey including eagles, vultures, and falcons.
- Swimming. There are several places to swim in the Danube in the summer, which is safe when the river is not flooding (wait about two weeks after flooding has stopped). Good swimming skills are required as the current is quite strong. Pionierinsel is a popular place for jumping into the Danube. free.
- Strandbad Klosterneuburg. summer time 09:00-19:00. A large bathing area that is very popular with Viennese. It opened in 1903 and has large green lawns to chill out, places to play beach volleyball, and slides.
- Die Kletterei (Kletterzentrum Klosterneuburg), In der Au 1, ☎ +43 664 201 21 00, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 14:00-22:00, Sa, Su, holidays 09:00-22:00. Around 70 routes on approximately 1200m² indoors; also one wall is nicely located outdoors. Also has some boulder problems.
- Stift Klosterneuburg Winery (Vinothek Stift Klosterneuburg), Rathausplatz 24, ☎ +43 2243 411-548, fax: +43 2243/411-550, e-mail: email@example.com. M-F 09:00-18:00, Sa 09:00-17:00, Su 12:00-17:00; closed on holidays. The monastery has been producing wines and spirits since 1114. Guided tours of the vineyards are also available.
- Zum Markgraf, Kollersteig 6 (On the start of the Hoehenstrasse to Vienna Doebling), ☎ +43 2243 930 80. M-F 11:00-14:30, 17:30-23:00, Sa 17:00-23:00, Su 11:00-17:00. The restaurant offers modern food with lots of vegetarian choices in a relaxed modern ambiente. It serves a good selection of local juices and wines. €9-18.
- Donaupark Camping Klosterneuburg, In der Au 1 (near the Klosterneuburg-Kierling train station), ☎ +43 2243 25877, fax: +43 2243 25878, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Camping spaces available for tents and caravans. Free wi-fi available throughout the campground, dogs permitted. Open mid-March to early November; reservations recommended in May and September. A full list of prices can be downloaded here.
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