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Sometimes the beauty of a place simply takes your breath away. The monastery at Stams near Innsbruck in Austria nestling between the mountains in the valley of the River Inn certainly took mine. Originally built in the 13th century by Cistercian monks the monastery fell into ruin in the 15th century before being rebuilt in the early 17th century in its present baroque style. After a chequered history in the years that followed it was re-settled by Cistercian monks at the end of the war. Today as well as being a religious retreat the monastery is also an educational centre and home to a famous ski school.

 

Words and photographs Copyright © 2018 by Antony J Waller

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