The Benedictine monastery was founded in 1144. The high Baroque architecture dates from the 17th – 18th centuries and is one of the highpoints of Niederösterreich. Particularly noteworthy are the Kaiser steps, library, church and Sala Terrena as well as the uncovered „cloister under the cloister“.
Records show that Gozwin of Rosenburg was the founder and namesake of Schloss Rosenburg in 1175. In the 16th century the Medieval building was converted into a Renaissance palace. It was extended at the beginning of the 17th century and the Turnierhof was built. Today it is occupied by The Hoyos family.
This medieval town with its precious Baroque town houses and Renaissance Church and museum is a popular tourist destination. The 2 km long town walls, which date from the 13th – 14th centuries, are worth seeing.
The Kunsthaus in Horn was originally built as the family seat of the Pucheim family and later used as a secondary school. For the last 20 years it has been the centre of creative arts in Horn. Painters and other artists have shaped the spirit and atmosphere of this house.
The Catholic Vereinshaus in Horn was founded as a Christian workshop under Father Benedikt Frey from Stift Altenburg in 1908. Today the house is used for many different activities: music, theatre, cabaret, concerts – from solo recitals to orchestral concerts, for traditional dances and balls as well as seminars and conferences.
Founded in 1153 around numerous fishponds, Stift Geras preserves its Baroque image – created by J. Munggenast – dating from the mid 17th – 18th centuries. The ceiling and altar paintings in the basilica and the paintings in the Marmorsaal by Paul Troger are worth seeing. Information regarding opening times and special exhibitions can be found at www.stiftgeras.at.
Since its opening in 2003 the Loisium has become a centre for viticulture in Niederrösterreich. It is embedded in the vineyards of the lower Kamptals on the outskirts of Langenlois, the largest wine region in Austria. It has a relaxing combination of world class architecture coupled with the mystique of the world of wine.
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Größte Waldrapp-Voliere der Welt