Capuchin monastery Wiener Neustadt

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Southeast view of the Capuchin Monastery with the former Minorite Church
Northeast view of the monastery church

The Capuchin monastery Wiener Neustadt is a monastery of the Capuchins in the train alley in the city of Wiener Neustadt in Lower Austria . The monastery belongs to the Capuchin Province of Austria-South Tyrol . The monastery and the Capuchin Church in front of it Wiener Neustadt are under monument protection .


Before 1250 a monastery of the Franciscan order founded in 1210 ( fratres minores , Friars Minor or Minorites) was founded within the city walls in the southwest corner of Wiener Neustadt. The Minorite Church is mentioned in a document as an indulgence for church visitors in 1267. The existing long choir was built around 1330. The monastery went under during the Reformation . In 1623 the ruins were handed over to the Capuchins, who began to renovate the monastery.

Capuchin monastery

The baroque two-storey four-wing complex around a square courtyard was the result of a conversion of the ruinous Franciscan monastery. In the doorway on the ground floor there are Gothic wall paintings of Petrus and Antonius from the 14th century, which were transferred here in 1953 from what is now the basement and the former inner wall of the Gothic Minorite Church in the south of the nave. In the west wing there are early Gothic column fragments with capitals and attached arches from the 13th century from the time when the Minorite monastery was founded. On the upper floor there are rooms with baroque stucco-cut mirror ceilings. There is a recessed wall with a baroque wooden door, framed with Mary, Queen of the Seraphic Order with the Saints. Franziskus and Antonius by Norbert Baumgartner from 1710.

Monastery garden

The monastery garden is located in the southwest of the monastery and ends at the casemates of the former city wall. There is an arcade with Tuscan columns and a fragment of a round service of the nave of the former Minorite church on the monastery wall. A copy of the Klosterneuburg Madonna was made by Father Baschalis from 1935 to 1936.


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Coordinates: 47 ° 48 ′ 38.9 "  N , 16 ° 14 ′ 24.4"  E