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In the year 1074 Benedictine monks from Salzburg founded their own abbey in Admont in the Austrian region of Styria. Although the Abbey has undergone a number of changes through the centuries, it still stands in the same location to this day. Framed by high mountains and visible from afar, the Abbey receives some 80,000 visitors every year who come to see its unique library and museums.
The 70-metre-long Admont Abbey library, which is undoubtedly the Abbey's main attraction, is the largest monastery library in the world and features flamboyant ceiling frescoes, wooden sculptures and gold busts. There is also a stunning multimedia presentation of the Abbey as well as an impressive museum of contemporary art on the site.