Kartause Gaming

Church, Historical sites, Monastery / abbey

This business is excellent…

  • Bicycle-friendly business
  • Niederösterreich-CARD
  • Regional Mostviertel partner

Description

The Gaming charterhouse was consecrated in 1342 and secularized in 1782. It was not only the biggest charterhouse in Central Europe but also one of the most richly endowed monasteries in Austria. Today, the charterhouse accommodates a four-star hotel and event centre, a restaurant and various university institutions.

The most important sights of the charterhouse are its church, the baroque library and the prelates' hall. In winter, the charterhouse is hosting a special event: the Blazing Charterhouse Christmas featuring an atmospheric Christmas market in the prelates' court.

The Gaming charterhouse also has its own brewery where the "Kartausenbräu" (charterhouse brew) is brewed. The brewing system by Dreher with a capacity of 250 litres has been in use since 2008 and consists of a demonstration brew kettle and four brew kettles.

The Kartausenbräu is brewed according to the purity law and does not contain any chemical additives; thus, a truly natural beer. Visit the private brewery in the Gaming charterhouse and finish your tour with a tasting of the home-brewed beer varieties of the "Kartausenbräu". Guided tours of the brewery are possible year-round by prior booking.

Tours in English are possible as well.

Facility features

  • Tours
  • Restaurant in the establishment
Location
  • rural location
  • at the outskirts of the village
  • calm environment
  • bus connection
Distance
  • to the airport: 150 km
  • to the lake: 15 km
  • to the next ski lift: 15 km

Location and how to get there