A place with history.

Haus St. Benedikt proudly bears its history, which lends your stay a special depth and atmosphere. Built in 1926 as a study house (college) for monks by the Austrian, German and Swiss Benedictine Congregation, 10-15 Benedictine monks live, pray and study here. In 2008, a guest house was also established in the Toscanini wing.

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The early years.

Following the demolition of old buildings, the college, designed by architect Peter Behrens from Berlin and built by the Salzburg construction company Franz Wagner, was constructed between 1924 and 1926. With its massive wooden beams and stone pillars, it reflected the formal language of its time. The scaffolding was erected on 20 October 1924 and the building was officially opened on 1 May 1926.

The frescoes on the outside of the building are by Anton Faistauer and show the Trinity Chair of Grace and the Maria Plain miraculous image. A larger-than-life crucifix made of lime wood by the artist Jakob Adlhart hangs in the foyer. It caused a sensation when it was created in 1925. The enormous beamed ceiling is adorned with the coats of arms of the Benedictine abbeys of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, which were united in the “Salzburg Confederation” at the time, as well as the coats of arms and names of patrons.

Refurbishment & furnishing of a guesthouse.

Between 2008 and 2010, the entire building was extensively renovated and refurbished. Since then, both the so-called Franciscan wing with the college and the Toscanini wing with the guesthouse have shone in new splendour. The Toscanini wing has also been converted into an attractive guest house with 22 double and 11 single rooms. Furnished in a minimalist style with lots of wood and glass, there is no need to do without the latest amenities.

In the centre of the old town.

Thanks to its location, Haus St. Benedikt is a top address for a stay in the centre of Salzburg’s old town. Embark on a journey into the past in the foyer and breakfast room and at the same time feel the elegance of modernity in the guest area and the renovated rooms.

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