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This room served as a washing room till the middle of the 16th Century. The fountain was made in Rome in 1556 and consists of five lead basins. Because of the high mineral content of the water, the fountain has been “decorated” by mineral deposits. Most of the windows are modern replacements, but the one on the left that portrays human figures originates from 1295. On the upper left side you can see the abbey of Heiligenkreuz (left), and Klosterneuburg (right). Then, underneath the two abbey, you have pictures of the man who founded both monasteries, St. Leopold III (left), and his wife Agnes (right). Under the couple you can see six of their children. The man in the white robe is Blessed Otto of Freising, the son who was sent to Paris for aollege and returned to Lower Austria with Cistercian monks.
Text copyright Abbey of Heiligenkreuz.
Sound recorded from the fountain.