Abtei Heiligenkreuz. Bibliothek - HMML Repository

Abtei Heiligenkreuz. Bibliothek

This Cistercian monastery, twenty-five miles south of Vienna, was founded in 1133. Situated near the eastern border of Austria, Heiligenkreuz was the victim of several Turkish assaults, notably in 1529, 1532, and 1683. When on one occasion the entire community was forced to flee, the monks transported their entire manuscript collection down the Danube to Passau, in the course of which journey many codices suffered still-visible water damage. HMML filmed nearly 400 monastic manuscripts dated from the 10th to 17th c. here.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Austria
  • City

    Heiligenkreuz
  • Repository

    Abtei Heiligenkreuz. Bibliothek
  • Project Codes

    Main Series
  • Project Numbers

    4546-4972; 14751
  • Type

    Microform
  • Microfilm Reels

    391
  • Date Preserved

    1966
  • Languages

    Latin; German; Arabic; Greek; Portuguese
  • Reproduction Notes

    Some pages or decoration filmed also in color
  • Bibliography

    Benedict Gsell, Verzeichniss der Handschriften in der Bibliothek des Stiftes Heiligenkreuz (1891).
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections