Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
The first Benedictine monks settled here in 996. They
went on to convert the Hungarians, to found the country's first school
and, in 1055, to write the first document in Hungarian. From the time of
its founding, this monastic community has promoted culture throughout
central Europe. Its 1,000-year history can be seen in the succession of
architectural styles of the monastic buildings (the oldest dating from
1224), which still today house a school and the monastic community.