Admont Abbey - the world's largest monastery library © Stefan Leitner



In three major phases of work spanning from 2004 to 2008, all stone and metal structures, the ceiling frescoes, the entire sculptural decoration, as well as all wooden components were restored. The entire book collection of approximately 70,000 volumes was cleaned and examined for damages, with over 5,000 books undergoing restoration. Throughout this restoration period, the Admont Abbey Library remained accessible to visitors.

Die restoration work was urgently needed as parts of the structural fabric and a significant portion of the books were at risk in their continued existence. The century-long project of the comprehensive restoration of the Admont Abbey Library was supervised by the Federal Monuments Office.

Thus, the architectural and art-historical treasure was secured for future generations. Since March 2008, the largest monastery library in the world has been splendidly restored to its former glory.

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