Kellenried Abbey is a Benedictine monastery of women founded by the Beuronese Congregation in 1924. The first nuns came from St. Gabriel's Abbey, Bertholdstein. The abbey was named after St. Erentraud of Salzburg, first Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg.

The abbey church was built in 1923–24 in the Baroque Revival style by Adolf J. Lorenz. In 1926 the monastery was raised to the status of an abbey. In 1940 the nuns were expelled from the premises by the National Socialists, but returned in 1945.

The abbey owns a Baroque nativity scene, the oldest figure of which is from the 17th century, that is displayed annually from Christmas until February 2.

Apart from the traditional duties of hospitality, the nuns engage in various handicrafts and also run a shop in Kellenried where they sell nativity figures and hand-made candles.

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Founded: 1924
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Weimar Republic (Germany)

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Annette Sichert (9 months ago)
Was recently allowed to take a little break from everyday life here. Was warmly received by the sisters. The monastery is a place of silence. The surroundings are wonderful, ideal for walks. Thank you again very much for the good time, especially to Sister Veronika.
Centa Geier (11 months ago)
As a guest I had a cough at night and was reprimanded because another guest felt disturbed. The sister approved this. I couldn't disturb the silence. Does the Rule of Benedict see it that way?
aleksi Heinoneno (12 months ago)
I lost my shoes and my wife here
Tanja Vidakovic (13 months ago)
Very pretty monastery where you can relax in the monastery garden. Very nice walk to the Benzenhofener Schlössle. When we were there wasn't much going on either!
Thomas F (14 months ago)
A gem in Upper Swabia. There is a monastery shop and plenty of parking space. Arrival by bus is also possible.
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