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Garsten
Garsten

Garsten is a municipality in the district of Steyr-Land in the Austrian state of Upper Austria.

History


Garsten was first mentioned as Garstina in documentation around 990, and a monastery was founded there in 1082. After being fully rebuilt in Baroque style in the late 17th century, the Benedictine monastery was converted to a prison in 1850, a function it fulfills to this day.[3]

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