Beuron Archabbey

Beuron, Germany

Beuron Archabbey is a major house of the Benedictine Order. It was founded in 1863 by the brothers Maurus and Placidus Wolter, in buildings which until 1802 had housed an Augustinian monastery. Between 1875 and 1887 because of political conditions during the 'Kulturkampf' the monks had to leave the abbey, but used the opportunity to found new communities elsewhere, which afterwards joined together under the leadership of Beuron as the Beuronese Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the Beuron Art School, with its emphasis on early Christian and Byzantine art, was influential on religious art of the period. One of the biggest exhibits of this type of art in the United States is at Conception Abbey in Missouri which was founded on principles established by Beuron.

The abbey continues to be a centre of study. The library is the largest monastic library in Germany, with over 400,000 books. Since 1884 the abbey has published the Missale Romanum, a lay missal originally produced by Father Anselm Schott of Beuron. The abbey also houses the Vetus-Latina-Institut (Ancient Latin Institute), which has for its purpose the collection and publication of all extant old Latin translations of the Bible.



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Abteistraße 2, Beuron, Germany
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Founded: 1863
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)


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jean claude quinquinet (20 months ago)
Silence is Golden
T. P. (21 months ago)
Hier kann man die Ruhe finden wenn man sie braucht. Und mir tut es immer richtig gut wenn ich dort bin. Ich bin schwer krank und beim Besuch in der Klosterkirche merke ich immer wie gut mir das tut. Also ich finde man fühlt sich besser wenn man dort ist und war.
Frederick Dun-Dery (2 years ago)
Awesome environment! Very silent, peaceful and renewing. So much of nature's beauty to see around here...just fascinating looks of nature. Choose this as the number 1 and number 2 as well, if you're want a truly peaceful place to rest, think deeply about life and its important matters, interact with nature to the core and deepen your relationship with your Divine. With rich ancient history intertwined with modernity, just for your benefit. I will revisit this place again and again!
Bettina D. Heim geb. Wittke (4 years ago)
A tranquil place, pretty + old in the middle of the danube valley. A little down the hill an old wooden historical bridge.
yanhong deng (7 years ago)
Very good!
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