Kellenried Abbey

Kellenried, Germany

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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Monika Langner (17 months ago)
Church was closed, only saw the crib. Very nice!
Werner Assfalg (17 months ago)
A beautiful area, the cribs as well as the Hummel exhibition and the coffee are recommended.
Astrid Winter (2 years ago)
A place of rest, beautiful rooms, good food, great monastery shop, sisters are available for discussions, many courses and seminars.
Elke Mara (3 years ago)
Catholic convent. Benedictine Sisters. Very nice singing. Large monastery shop with an extensive range. Very nice quiet guest rooms. Everything very well maintained. Food is very tasty. The sisters are very warm, caring and especially attentive. Beautiful place to refuel. Ideal for everyone who is looking for silence.
Daniela Kolb (3 years ago)
Unfortunately we did not find the front view
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