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Vyšší Brod monastery

Vyšší Brod monastery

Klášter 137
38273 Vyšší Brod
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Location: Region of Český Krumlov
Type: Religious monuments

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The monastery was founded by Wok von Rosenberg in 1259. He called the Cistercians from Wilhering in Austria to there. On a wish of the founder the monastery became the monastery of the family. Together ten generations of the family were buried there.

Monastery´s area is located on a rise above the west bank of the Vltava river was preserved. The last reconstruction and rebuilding were made in 1830 - 1862, then at the time of abbot Leopold Wackarž who essentially reconstructed the church in the Neo-Gothic style and added the thin tower to it. Other constructional change is dated 1904. Because the monastery is situated on a quite isolated place it was secured against the wars and so it remained basically untouched.

Accessibility by road:
The Cistercian monastery of Vyšší Brod is located about 30 km to the south of Český Krumlov, on the right bank of the Vltava river.