Stift Vorau. Bibliothek - HMML Repository

Stift Vorau. Bibliothek

Founded in 1163 by Margrave Ottokar III, this monastery of Augustinian Canons Regular is located in Styria, fifty miles northeast of Graz. A noted scriptorium flourished at Vorau throughout the Middle Ages, and despite its capture during World War II, the monastery has retained its manuscript collection. Of its more than 400 codices, 364 (dating from the 11th to 18th c.) were photographed. Among these is Codex 276, an important collection of literary texts in Early Middle High German.


  • Collection

  • Country

    Austria
  • City

    Vorau (Styria)
  • Repository

    Stift Vorau. Bibliothek
  • Project Codes

    Main Series
  • Project Numbers

    7035-7398
  • Type

    Microform
  • Microfilm Reels

    363
  • Date Preserved

    1967
  • HMML Reading Room (first record)

  • Languages

    Latin; German
  • Reproduction Notes

    Some pages or decoration filmed also in color
  • Bibliography

    Pius Fank, Catalogus Voraviensis seu Codices manuscripti Bibliothecae Canoniae in Vorau (1936).
  • Reading Room Collections

  • Uncataloged Collections