Founded in 1144, Austria’s Altenburg Abbey welcomes visitors with its aesthetic splendors. Not to be missed is its unusually beautiful crypt, a space adorned with frescoes painted by Paul Troger. But don’t let this light-strewn, cheerfully hued room fool you. Death is in the details.
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