World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria

World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria
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Admont Abbey is a Benedictine monastery located on the Enns River in the town of Admont, Austria. It is the oldest remaining monastery in Styria and contains the largest monastic library in the world. The abbey is known for its Baroque architecture, art, and manuscripts.
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Lastly, the library collection comprises some 200,000 volumes. The most valuable treasures are the more than 1,400 manuscripts (the earliest from the 8th century) and the 530 incunabula (early printed books before 1500).
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World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria

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World’s Largest Monastery Library is in Austria

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