For over 900 years (founding year: 1112) Benedictines have been praying and working in the Seitenstetten monastery. It is popularly called: the " Vierkanter Gottes".
The monastery is located on the federal prealpine road (122) approximately in the middle between Amstetten and Steyr, embedded in the hilly Mostviertler landscape. The monastery presents itself freshly renovated (1985 - 91) and impresses with its baroque art treasures, the unique gallery and the historic court garden. We visited the monastery in the summer of 2016 and had excellent meals in the country inn "Der Stiftsmeierhof".
The baroque garden, expression of the absolutist world view
Baroque gardens are part of the overall architectural concept of the rulers of the 17th and 18th centuries. The aim was to tame nature through strict forms, to demonstrate power and create space for opulent celebrations.