Neuberg an der Murz, Austria
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Medieval Feelings Sep 08, 2008
This Monastery has been built by the Zisterziensermonks in 1327. The biggest part of it, i.e. where the monks lived, has now been turned into apartements, but you can walk around in the garden and into the church.
The Church itself is doesn't have typical church-windows, but clear glass, so you can see the surrounding landscape... giving a bit of earthly feel. Inside its always quite cold, like in most european churches and pictures with the last journey of christ on it.
What is more stunning, are the "Sponsored by:" signs, in medieval language of course. One picture captured me especially, saying this guy died and shows his whole family, wife, four daughters and three sons, with names and all. I guess, they sponsored a lot.
Oh, and the church has a large wooden roof, the largest in central Europe, they say. Its been there since fifteenhundressomething.
Well, in my opinion its truly stunning and gives you that special feeling that only really old buildings can give.
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