The Thesis at hand is about the handwritten travelogues by Father Laurenz Doberschitz (1734-1799). For a better processing these travelogues were transcribed and edited. Father Laurenz Doberschitz, a monk from the monastery of Kremsmünster, travelled in the so-called golden age of travel, the period between the end of the Seven Years War in 1763 and the outbreak of the Napoleonic campaigns in the late 18th century. In this phase, a culture of travel, which not only affected the upper middle class but also the nobility, increasingly developed. In addition to commercial, religiously motivated and along the philosophical movement of the Enlightenment, gained a new form of travel. This made travelling per se to the fore, so that the self-interest and the expansion of the own horizon of experience became the focus. In this context, the journeys of Father Doberschitz could be seen. His travels took him to, among others: South Germany (1763), Rome (1765), Prague (1767), and to Styria/ Austria (1789/1791). This thesis dealt specially with two travelogues: The Travel to the South of Germany/1763 and the trip to Bohemia/1767. Doberschitz was highly educated and had the current philosophical currents of his time reflected in detail, watched the nationwide changes and processed them in his works. This shows impressively his profound knowledge and his strong sense of his presence. He was aware of his meaning and influence. Although Doberschitz apparently attempted to show objectivity, he also expressed his subjective perception. His stays abroad mainly served the higher purpose to represent the monastery and the (academic) information exchange. The influence of Doberschitz, considering his social environment, will be made clear. The research questions focused on the analysis of manuscripts and on the assessment of the historical relevance of such sources. The thesis should provide a synthesis of theoretical foundations and empirical studies.