The library of the Benedictine Abbey of Admont houses the 15th century manuscript of Bartholomew of Admont, a 'classic' of German-language medical literature of the Middle Ages. Such Bartholomew texts spread throughout the German-speaking world from around 1200 and were also translated into other European languages. Recipes for many different ailments were collected under the name of the famous Salern physician "Master Bartholomew". They provide an insight into medieval healing practices and the ideas about the body and illness that were largely inherited from antiquity. The guardians of this knowledge were monasteries, which collected and translated medical writings and used them for the care of the sick. Their concern for physical and mental health was based on 'moderation', i.e. a balanced lifestyle to maintain health. Illness - so it was thought - meant an imbalance of the four bodily humours or four elements: yellow bile/fire, black bile/earth, blood/air, phlegm/water. Diagnosis was mainly made by means of urine examination, i.e. an examination of the colour and consistency of the urine. Based on this, an attempt was made to restore the harmony of the humours.
Or via Leoben, Vordernberg and Eisenerz to Hieflau and from there via the B146 in a westerly direction through the Gesäuse to Admont.
A1 Westautobahn to exit Ybbs and from there south through Scheibbs, Lunz am See, Göstling an der Ybbs and Palfau to Hieflau. From there via the B146 in a westerly direction through the Gesäuse to Admont.