The oldest part of today's library is called the Theological Hall
, founded between 1671 and 1674. You will find there mainly theological writings as well as various translations and publications of the Bible. The room was built at the time of Early Baroque
and visitors will be impressed by its unique frescoes and stucco ceiling decorations.
The arched main hall is the largest room of the whole monastery library, with an area of 10 x 32 metres. It takes up two floors of the building
and has a truly monumental appearance. It was built in the High Baroque period
, in the years 1783 to 1785. In the Philosophical Hall, you can admire books, richly decorated furniture and the ceiling with frescoes depicting the spiritual evolution of humanity.
Cabinet of Curiosities
In the corridor connecting the two halls there is a cabinet of curiosities, a predecessor of today's museums
. Here, significant visitors to the monastery could admire interesting products of nature and curious collections that served for scientific purposes.