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Admonter Literaturpfad

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  • Gläserne Treppe mit Blick zum Kräutergarten
    Gläserne Treppe mit Blick zum Kräutergarten
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At 6 stations along a pretty walk around the famous Admont Monastery, this exciting theme trail (of the "Styrian Medieval Literature Trails" network) introduces its audience to one of Admont Monastery's most important medical writings, the so-called "Admont Bartholomew", through short text excerpts and splendid medieval illustrations.
easy
Distance 1.3 km
0:30 h
12 m
12 m
646 m
633 m
As with all eight "Styrian Literature Paths of the Middle Ages", the thematic starting point of the theme path is an outstanding piece of literature that has been handed down locally, in that this literature is made to speak anew, as it were, directly against the backdrop of its native natural and cultural landscape. The connections around the Admont Literature Trail are as follows (according to the cross-site trail brochure of the Literature Trail Association):

The library of the Benedictine Abbey of Admont houses the 15th century manuscript of Bartholomew of Admont, a 'classic' of German-language medical literature of the Middle Ages. Such Bartholomew texts spread throughout the German-speaking world from around 1200 and were also translated into other European languages. Recipes for many different ailments were collected under the name of the famous Salern physician "Master Bartholomew". They provide an insight into medieval healing practices and the ideas about the body and illness that were largely inherited from antiquity. The guardians of this knowledge were monasteries, which collected and translated medical writings and used them for the care of the sick. Their concern for physical and mental health was based on 'moderation', i.e. a balanced lifestyle to maintain health. Illness - so it was thought - meant an imbalance of the four bodily humours or four elements: yellow bile/fire, black bile/earth, blood/air, phlegm/water. Diagnosis was mainly made by means of urine examination, i.e. an examination of the colour and consistency of the urine. Based on this, an attempt was made to restore the harmony of the humours.

Author’s recommendation

The trail, which is around 1 km long, is suitable for wheelchairs and can be walked without a user fee, and can be ideally combined with a visit to the Benedictine Abbey of Admont and the Gesäuse National Park.
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Update: March 20, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
646 m
Lowest point
633 m
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Safety information

no difficulties!

Tips and hints

The complete brochure available on the project homepage http://literaturpfade.uni-graz.at is available in printed form free of charge from the Graz service point of Styria Tourism (http://www.steiermark.com), among others.

Start

beim großen öffentlichen Besucherparkplatz des Stiftes Admont (643 m)
Coordinates:
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47.574090, 14.463180
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47°34'26.7"N 14°27'47.4"E
UTM
33T 459627 5269103
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Destination

Ostseitiger Eingang des Stiftes Admont zum Kräutergarten

Turn-by-turn directions

 The path leads us from the orientation station at the large Abbey car park via Marienpark (story station I) down the main street, past the town hall (II) and over to the right to the Abbey wall (III). Along the wall (IV) you come to the eastern entrance to Stiftspark (V). Pass the herb garden and return to the car park.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

ÖBB bis Selzthal oder LiezenPostbus Linie 910 und 912

Getting there

A9 Phyrnautobahn to exit Ardning/Admont and from there past Frauenberg, approx. 10 km to Admont.

Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via the B146 in a westerly direction through the Gesäuse to Admont.

A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there south through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via the B146 in a westerly direction through the Gesäuse to Admont.

Parking

Admont Abbey visitor car park

Coordinates

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47.574090, 14.463180
DMS
47°34'26.7"N 14°27'47.4"E
UTM
33T 459627 5269103
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Pfadbroschüre

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Tourismusverband Gesäuse

Hauptstraße 35, 8911 Admont, Österreich

Tel. +43 (0) 3613 21160 10

Email: info@gesaeuse.at

 

www.gesaeuse.at

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No special equipment necessary

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
0:30 h
Ascent
12 m
Descent
12 m
Highest point
646 m
Lowest point
633 m
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