25th Advent at Admont Abbey

01 / 03

Advent at Admont Abbey © Stefan Leitner
Advent at Admont Abbey © Thomas Sattler
Advent at Admont Abbey © Stefan Leitner

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

When a blanket of snow spreads over the Gesäuse and the quiet time begins, then the Christ Child is at the door. That is particularly noticeable in Admont because the anticipation rises with the Advent season at Admont Abbey. With lovely details such as the Christ Child's post office, the brass players, or the living nativity scene, the wait until the big day feels remarkably brief.

In winter, the Benedictine Abbey of Admont looks truly mystical. In this atmosphere, one can experience contemplative and moving hours within the monastery walls, specifically during the Advent season at Admont Abbey,which annually provides a beautiful ambiance on the third weekend of Advent. Some look forward to mulled wine, others prefer rye doughnuts or homemade sausages from Grabnerhof - and still others have come for shopping and find craftsmanship, hats, candles, jewelry, and much more!

  • with numerous exhibitors (monasteries & regional partners)
    on all days
  • Evening Mass on Saturday
  • Choral Vespers on Sunday
  • Radio Grün Weiß Wunschradio live on Saturday
  • Children's programme on all days
  • The Strubbis, d'Hoabuachan, concert by the Admont Men's Choral Society, morning pint with the Weng im Gesäuse Music Band
  • always open from 10:00 to 19:00
  • discounted admission to library & museum
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11:00 and 14:00 guided tour of the library, 13:00 special guided tour


Opening hours



11:00 - 20:00

13 Dec. 2024


11:00 - 20:00

14 Dec. 2024


11:00 - 20:00

15 Dec. 2024

An experience in a special ambience...

The special ambiance is one thing, but in addition, "Advent im Stift Admont" (Advent at Admont Abbey) also brings great tradition and a wonderful program with it. Especially children look forward to the Christ Child post office, where they can send letters to the Christ Child and then look forward to a response. Moreover, the little ones can craft Christmas gifts in the museum workshop, admire the impressive Christmas nativity scene in the abbey church, ride ponies, and experience solemn church services to prepare for the Christmas season.


And you can also "taste through the Gesäuse" with specialties such as Ennstal "Steirerkaskrapfen", the popular "Engelslocken" or the "Gesäuse burger".



We kindly request advance booking for bus groups at:

+43 (0) 3613/2312-605

Info & enquiries

Advent at Admont Abbey

+43 (0) 664/28 27 992