• Germany
  • Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (2/2)

    Following the first post about the Monastic Island of Reichenau, which focuses on the outstanding values as well as its history and glory (such as the golden and silver ages, the scriptorium, the St. Gallen Monastery Plan, the poet monk, Hermann the Lame etc.), this post is gonna focus on introducing the three churches on this island. […]

    Monastic Island of Reichenau – the cradle of western culture (2/2) was last modified: January 5th, 2019 by Dong
  • Hungary
  • Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment

    As the UNESCO comments: The first Benedictine monks settled here in 996. They went on to convert the Hungarians, to found the country’s first school and, in 1055, to write the first document in Hungarian. From the time of its founding, this monastic community has promoted culture throughout central Europe. Its 1,000-year history can be […]

    Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment was last modified: May 24th, 2018 by Dong
  • Austria
  • Salzburg – the best viewpoints in and around the city

    As commented by the UNESCO, “the Salzburg skyline, against a backdrop of mountains, is characterized by its profusion of spires and domes, dominated by the fortress of Hohensalzburg. It contains a number of buildings, both secular and ecclesiastical, of very high quality from periods ranging from the late Middle Ages to the 20th century,” and […]

    Salzburg – the best viewpoints in and around the city was last modified: May 2nd, 2018 by Dong
  • Austria
  • Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Fortress & DomQuartier (including St. Peter’s Abbey)

    As the UNESCO comments: Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century when it was a city-state ruled by a prince-archbishop. Its Flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artists before the city became even better known through the work of […]

    Salzburg – Hohensalzburg Fortress & DomQuartier (including St. Peter’s Abbey) was last modified: April 17th, 2018 by Dong
  • Switzerland
  • A Spiritual Escape to Kloster St. Johann Müstair

    Finally I’ve set my feet on the extreme north-east side of Switzerland. From the monastery St. Johann in Müstair, it takes only 10 mins by foot to cross the border to Italy. Located in the village of Müstair in the lower Val Müstair valley, this monastery has been here for more than 1200 years and since […]

    A Spiritual Escape to Kloster St. Johann Müstair was last modified: August 2nd, 2017 by Dong