Abbey library

Rein Abbey Library

Cistercian monastery since 1129

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Kepler table from 1607

100,000 objects

390 manuscripts


The inventory of the Rein Abbey Library comprises around 100,000 objects. There are books, magazines, single sheets, music and the Kepler table from 1607.

From history

The magnificent showroom between the basilica and the library wing is decorated with ceiling frescoes by Joseph Amonte from 1753 and with shelves from the monastery carpentry workshop.

Inventory history

The 390 manuscripts and 150 incunabula (early prints up to 1500) are part of the valuable inventory. The focus areas are theology and historical disciplines.

The world's oldest Cistercian monastery, Rein Abbey, since 1129