the very special fishponds

Kremsmuenster Monastery, Upper Austria



Carlo Antonio Carlone, 3 ponds, 1690 
Jacob Prandtauer, 2 ponds 1720
if we wanted to see the fishponds while waiting for the guided tour we were asked
fishponds??? I thought
at that moment a little door was opened and we stepped into another world...

 ... into a world of the baroque era when heads of monasteries had nearly the power of absolute monarchs.

the most famous architects & artists of the time not only were responsible for church, monastery, observatory & library, 
they also built the fishponds at Kremsmuenster