Weltenburg Abbey

Weltenburg Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in the 7th century and it is considered the oldest monastery in Bavaria.

About this building

The abbey was founded on the banks of the Danube River by a Hiberno-Scottish mission. It was dissolved in 1803 during the secularization of Bavaria. The Abbey was re-founded in re-founded by King Ludwig I.

The abbey is well-known for its historic brewery, one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world that still operates today. The monastic ensemble also includes a guesthouse and a monastery shop. 


Key Features

  • Architecture
  • Monuments
  • Social heritage
  • Links to national heritage

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