Site of the largest Monastic Library in the world, measuring 70meters in length, they were renovating it when I visited (Sept 2006) but you could still go in.
Monks have lived on the site since 1074 and they're still there today.
There were exhibitions of Illuminated Manuscripts, modern photography, stuffed animals and fossles, a room full of insects (dead ones) and a modern art room too. Something for everyone.
The rooms with the embroidered priests clothes were so incredable, so intracately done.
There were tasteful modern extensions and re-furbishment, a nice shop with a lot of local books and special foods and beers to buy, they even had their own beer at €1 a bottle.
All the signs were in German and English.
The new museum was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize 2005.
Open April - Oct 10.00-17.00
Nov - March appointments only.
A basic adult entry is €9, combined ticket for the Art Gallery and Monastary is €14 (in 2006)
Drive up to Buchauer Sattel(between Admont and St.Gallen).There is also a bus going up there.Start your hike at 900m above sea level.It is a very nice,easy walk up to the Admonterhaus with stunning views.At Admonterhaus you can enjoy a rest,eat and drink.
Equipment: The usual equipment to hike in the mountains.Good shoes,something warm to wear,first aid kit,a knife.Hm,and maybe a Schnaps(just in case:-)
6km west from Admont you should visit the Baroquechurch Frauenberg.It is a pilgrimage church.Located on the hill Kulm you have a stunning view to the mountains of the ,,Gesaeuse`` area.Beautiful stonework,a crossway,beautiful Madonna altar.Very peaceful and very beautifulAbsolutely a must when you are in that area.
Masstimes: Sundays and holidays at 9am and 10.30am.
Fondest memory: The cathredal,Frauenberg,stunning mountain views and the nature.