Kremsmünster Abbey was founded in the year 777 (yes, you read that right) by Tassilo III, Duke of Bavaria, and according to legend, it’s on the site where his son Gunther was found dead following a hunting accident. The Abbey is only a mere 30 minutes from our flat. This country is small, what can I say.
We stumbled upon it by accident; and by accident, I mean we were on our way to another Abbey we had found while watching a WWII documentary, but when we rounded the corner into Kremsmünster halfway through our original drive, we were met with this massive beauty and immediately changed our plans. The abbey is a spiritual centre but also includes an educational institute, research centre, economic governing body and a museum.
It was the most gorgeous of Fall evenings, made obvious in many of the colorful photos (that tree though). After wandering the grounds, and taking too many pictures, par the usual, we stumbled upon Stiftsschank Kremsmünster. We originally stopped in for a drink (yes, every Abbey has a bar or restaurant) and ended up having one of the most amazing dinners, complete with their local beer and wine (the important things, you know?). I would recommend this place to anyone who happens to be in the area. Not to brag or anything, but we are seriously getting good about stumbling upon the most random, unexpected, and amazing places.