Biburg Abbey was a house of the Benedictines founded in 1132 by Konrad and Arbo von Sittling-Biburg. They were sons of the Blessed Berta of Biburg, who donated their castle to the Bishop of Bamberg for the purpose. The foundation was originally a double monastery for both men and women; the nunnery however burnt down in 1258 and was not re-built.

In 1555 the monastery was dissolved and the premises came into lay hands. In 1589 the Jesuit College of Ingolstadt obtained the buildings, which were taken over in 1781 by the Knights Hospitaller. In 1808 the monastery was secularised and passed into the possession of the Bavarian State.

The abbey church has remained mainly unchanged from its inauguration in 1140.



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Founded: 1132
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Marion Schuler (2 years ago)
Wunderbar, um mit den Hunden zu laufen
Dietrich von Horst (2 years ago)
Ein genialer Ort. Er ist so unscheinbar immer schön hier gewesen, dass man seine geschichtliche Bedeutung völlig unterschätzt. Es wäre in der USA ein unvorstellbares Kulturdenkmal. Erbaut um ca. im 11 Jahrhundert. Zeichen der Templer an den Wänden. Ich muss den Friedhof unbedingt noch genauer begutachten.
Chris Haneder (3 years ago)
Einsamer historischer Ort. Kirche schlicht und romanisch. Ursprüngliches Kloster wird gerade zu Eigentumswohnanlage umgebaut. Keine Restaurants oder Infrastruktur. Biergarten nur von Donnerstag bis Sonntag geöffnet.
Bianka Sprenger (3 years ago)
Das Personal war mit der Anzahl der Gäste leicht überfordert. Haben lange auf's Essen gewartet, da der Pieper ausgefallen ist. Es wurde sich dafür entschuldigt. Dafür war das Essen lecker. Ein schöner kleiner Biergarten. Wir kommen wieder, aber dann nehmen wir was kaltes zu essen, geht schneller.
Tobias Strobel (3 years ago)
Essen war geschmacklich in Ordnung. Jedoch eine Stunde anstehen um dann am Tresen zu erfahren, dass das gewünschte Gericht aus ist, ist sehr schade. Alles ziemlich ungut geplant. Wir werden Andere Biergärten bevorzugen.
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