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The Monastery App

In cooperation with the Lower Austrian start-up company beyondarts, an audio-visual compilation of the most famous exhibits of Klosterneuburg Monastery was developed as an app guide for smart phones and tablets. Adding background stories to the information provided by the existing audio guides, this app complements the services of the monastery.

All the visual and acoustic information contained in the app guide can be retrieved via interactive detail buttons, in German and English. The app guide also works offline: once downloaded on a mobile device, the complete content is available anytime, anywhere and even without an internet connection. Currently, 12 themes are included.

The app guide can be downloaded from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) for € 3.99 (Highlight 1 can be tested for free). Enter “beyondarts” in the stores and download the app including the guide.


The 12 highlights included in the app guide

> Babenberg family tree
Illustrations to the game of emperors and kings involving forgery, piety, ransoms, damnation and salvation …

> Verdun Altar – front
The Verdun altar at Klosterneuburg Monastery with its gold-plated copper plates in champlevé technique represents a highlight of mediaeval enamel art.

> Verdun Altar – back
Incredible clarity and persuasiveness characterise the panel paintings on the back of the Verdun altar, which are at the same time the best preserved of their kind in the Monastery.

> Sala terrena
The Sala terrena (Latin for ‘hall on the ground floor’) at Klosterneuburg Monastery is one of the most impressive and artistically significant lay interiors of Central European Baroque.

> Archduke’s Hat
The showpiece of the Treasure Chamber at Klosterneuburg Monastery is the Austrian Archducal Hat.  The hat, which is actually a coronet, was donated by Archduke Maximilian III.

> Veil Monstrance
This exceptionally artistic and lavish monstrance is, at a height of 80 cm, the largest and most splendid baroque monstrance in Austria.

> Passion Diptych
The Klosterneuburg diptych consisting of 2 ivory panels was probably crafted  in the last quarter of the 14th century in Mainz.

> Feast Organ
The Festive Organ in the basilica of the Klosterneuburg Monastery Church is one of the most important ‘sonic monument’ organs in Europe.

> The Marian vestments
An especially valuable textile exhibit in the Treasure Chamber at the Monastery is Saint Mary’s Regalia, one of the most significant sacral works of Viennese Jugendstil (art nouveau style).

> Seven-branched candelabra
The oldest remaining example of a church candelabrum in the stylised shape of a tree, this large, seven-branched candelabrum originally stood in the choir of the Romanesque
Monastery church.

> Monastery, Emperors and Scholars
The theme of this special exhibition, which will be shown until 30 June 2016, is the great era of the Klosterneuburg Monastery Library in the late Middle Ages.

> 2016 Exhibition: The Austrian Archducal Hat
No other object in Klosterneuburg Monastery so closely intertwines the sacred and political in its significance as the Archducal Hat.