Klosterneuburg lies between the eastern foothills of the Alps, the Vienna Woods and the Danube, where the Vienna Woods touch the Danube. Klosterneuburg has 25,042 residents with regular residence and 5,725 residents with additional residence. Klosterneuburg has 6 cadastral communities: Höflein, Kierling, Kritzendorf, Maria Gugging, Weidling and Weidlingbach. The highest point is the Exelberg at 515 m.
Klosterneuburg Abbey is the city's landmark and
main attraction. In the extensive complex, the Verdun Altar from
1181 is particularly noteworthy. The monastery was founded in the
12th century and shaped in its current form in the baroque era. With
the churches and high altars in the Baroque style, it is one of the
most important religious monuments in Austria. Information about
Parish Church of St. Martin, Gothic building with an archaeological memorial
Evangelical Church, built 1995 (architect Heinz Tesar)
Senfburg, Austria's first community building, built in 1834.
Strombad Kritzendorf: The bathing facility was built in the 1920s in a simple, functional style and has been preserved to this day with the cabins and infrastructure facilities (shops, bars). However, there is no longer an organized swimming pool. See also activities.
Essl Museum: The museum with one of the most important private collections of Austrian and international art after 1945 and classical modern art by the Essl family was opened in 1999. However, for economic reasons, it will close on July 1, 2016 and the collection will be disbanded.
Museum of the Artists of Gugging - Art / Brut Center: The former psychiatric hospital Gugging shows works of art created by patients.
Moravian-Silesian Museum of Local History in the Rostockvilla
Wienerwald-Heldendenkmal, a war memorial near the Wiener Hameau in the district of Weidlingbach
Stauferstele southwest of the monastery on Hohenstaufenplatz, donated on April 17, 2009 by the Kreissparkasse of the twin town of Göppingen.
Aupark with Liliputbahn
Strombad Kritzendorf: Built in the 1920s in a simple, functional style. The cabin structures and infrastructure facilities (shops, bars) have been preserved to this day, but most of them are no longer generally usable. Today there is no longer an organized swimming pool. However, you can use the lawn for free. When swimming in the Danube you have to watch out for the current. You walk a few hundred meters upstream and then drift down. The Danube only reaches pleasant bathing temperatures (rarely more than 22 °) after long periods of heat and is then a special alternative to standing bathing waters, which are no longer refreshing at 28-30 °. Swimming in the main stream of the Danube is only recommended for experienced swimmers. Because of the gravel on the bank, it is advisable to wear rubber slippers. Risk of injury from sharp stones that are just below the surface of the water and are not visible through the cloudy water. There are no lifeguards!
Happyland leisure center: athletics, soccer, tennis, swimming pool and much more.
Au adventure trail: the flora, fauna and natural landscape of the Danube floodplains are explained at 16 stations over 1.5 km.
Kritzendorf nature discovery trail
There are some larger supermarkets in Klosterneuburg. Numerous winegrowers sell their wine in the bars (Heurigen) or directly from the farm. A well-stocked wine shop is the Augustiner Chorherrn Stiftes vinotheque at Rathausplatz 24.
Arrival from Vienna-Schwechat airport: By car via A4, A23, A22, Nordbrücke, B14 (approx. One hour), publicly with S-Bahn S7 to Wien-Mitte (Landstraße), then with the underground line U4 to Heiligenstadt and from there with the S40 S-Bahn or one of the regional buses; Travel time approx. 60-90 minutes, fare for three zones at 2.20 euros.
With public transport
There are two train stations in the city center of Klosterneuburg: 1 Weidling (south of the city center) and 2 Kierling (north of the city center - best access to the city square, monastery, LKH, lido and Essl art museum). The Unter-Kritzendorf and Kritzendorf train stations (access to the power pool) serve the Kritzendorf district, the Höflein stop the district of the same name
The S-Bahn line S40 stops at all four stations mentioned. It runs between Vienna (Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, Spittelau, Heiligenstadt) and Tulln every half hour during the day. Regional express trains from Vienna (Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof, Spittelau, Heiligenstadt) to the Waldviertel and Krems do not stop in Klosterneuburg. If you are traveling by train from there you have to change to the S40 in Tulln / Donau. Only individual courses per day of the S40 go beyond Tulln to St. Pölten. The free travel time with the S40 from the state capital to Klosterneuburg takes almost two hours. It is much faster with a regional express train and change at Tullnerfeld station or via Vienna Meidling, with the U6 to Spittelau and then with the S40.
There are numerous regional bus connections from Vienna (Heiligenstadt train station, 12.-Februar-Platz), which also open up the more remote parts of the city as well as the neighboring communities (e.g. Sankt-Andrä / Wierter). During the day you catch one of these buses every 15 minutes at the Heiligenstadt station forecourt; Travel time approx. 15 min.
Klosterneuburg is in the first outer zone of the VOR, so for trips to / from Vienna by public transport (whether bus or train), two zones have to be solved (4.40 euros). Holders of a Vienna network card (zone 100) only have to pay for one zone (2.20 euros).
You can reach Klosterneuburg by car from Vienna or Tulln via the B14, in both cities you have a connection to the Austrian motorway network:
S5 Stockerauer Schnellstraße, symbol: AS 9 Tulln for the journey from western Austria (via St. Pölten, Danube bridge Traismauer)
A22 Danube bank motorway, north bridge junction for the journey from southern Austria or Hungary and Slovakia (via A23 Vienna south-east bypass from A2 or A4)
A roller ferry crosses the Danube between Klosterneuburg and Korneuburg; Cars, bicycles and pedestrians can be taken along. Current information on ferry operations can be found on 0664 215 54 43 or http://www.donaurollfaehre.at/. Seasonally changing operating times (approx. Sunrise to sunset), no operation during high water. Fares: pedestrians 2.30 euros, bicycles 3.40 euros, motorcycles 4.20 euros, cars 5.70 euros. The prices for vehicles also include the driver's fare.
Private motorboats or yachts can moor in the Kuchelau marina, in the 19th district of Vienna, approx. 200 m south of the municipal border.
The Danube Cycle Path Passau-Vienna leads along the Danube through Klosterneuburg. Klosterneuburg can be reached in around an hour from both Tulln and Vienna, without having to negotiate any significant inclines or drive through heavy traffic.
Those who like it sportier can also use some designated mountain bike trails through the Vienna Woods.
Hikers can quickly reach Klosterneuburg from Vienna via hiking trails over the Kahlengebirge (Dreimarkstein, Herrmannskogel, Cobenzl, Kahlenberg, Leopoldsberg). The walking time from Leopoldsberg (line 38A) to the monastery is about one hour, from Salmannsdorf (35A) via Dreimarkstein just under three hours.
The city center is small enough to get around on foot. However,
there are some inclines to overcome between the Wienerwald slope and
the banks of the Danube. To the districts further in the Vienna
Woods (e.g. Weidlingbach, Scheiblingstein) great distances have to
be overcome from the city center. The city bus (see below) is often
not a viable option for this. A journey from Vienna (Neuwaldegg or
Sievering) can sometimes be a better option.
There are four city bus routes that open up small areas of the city. All of these four lines run on circular routes and are connected to Kierling station. The regional bus routes that can be used to travel from Vienna can also be used for city traffic. From Höflein via Kritzendorf to Klosterneuburg, you can also take the rapid transit train (line S40). Within the city area, the local tariff of 1.80 euros for a single trip or 3.60 euros for a day ticket also applies in VOR.
Because of the hillside location of Klosterneuburg in three valleys and the associated gradients, bicycles are a comfortable option, mainly along the Danube, whereby cyclists, especially on the winding Wienerwald roads (Exelberg, Scheiblingstein, Weidlingbach), have good training conditions on well-developed but relatively weak roads (many curves and gradients).
There is a taxi stand in the center of the city.
City buses and regional buses on klosterneuburg.at: https://www.klosterneuburg.at/en/The_City/Services/Traffic_Center/Bus