St. Boniface's Abbey

Munich, Germany

St. Boniface's Abbey is a Benedictine monastery founded in 1835 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, as a part of his efforts to reanimate the country's spiritual life by the restoration of the monasteries destroyed during the secularisation of the early 19th century. The abbey, constructed in Byzantine style, was formally dedicated in 1850. It was destroyed in World War II and only partly restored. The church contains the tombs of King Ludwig I and of his queen, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.

St. Boniface's is situated in a city, which is unusual for a Benedictine monastery. To ensure the material provision of the monks, King Ludwig bought the former Andechs Abbey, which had been secularised in 1803, along with its supporting farmlands and gave it to the new abbey. For this reason Andechs is now a priory of St. Boniface's Abbey.

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Karlstraße 32, Munich, Germany
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Founded: 1835
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: German Confederation (Germany)

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ehimen ehijie (2 years ago)
It was awesome in GOD'S presence..
Tammey Nowacki (2 years ago)
Very nice English Mass.
Ilaria Carrara Cagni (2 years ago)
The children mass on Sundays at 10.30 is a wonderful hour of peace and family happiness.
Vincent Penschke (2 years ago)
I was at a concert there, the acoustics seem to be pretty good, the only downside is the weird placement of the seats. They go around in a circle and because i happened to be sitting behind the players the sound didnt mix well at all. Also the "seats" are terrible: looking modern but at the same time are the most uncomfortable one i have ever sat on.
Vincent Penschke (2 years ago)
I was at a concert there, the acoustics seem to be pretty good, the only downside is the weird placement of the seats. They go around in a circle and because i happened to be sitting behind the players the sound didnt mix well at all. Also the "seats" are terrible: looking modern but at the same time are the most uncomfortable one i have ever sat on.
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