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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Kolbe Markus (11 months ago)
Nice old monastery church. Monastery with a new use and a cozy beer garden.
Martin Schönherr (Martin vg Paschberg) (2 years ago)
Who the Bavarian Baroque dust in his eyes .... here he finds relief. Beautiful Romanesque / Gothic church. Also a fine beer garden is there.
Jay Flash (2 years ago)
Very nice beer garden. Great old chestnuts, there are many pleasant shady spots and a covered arbor in case it rains. Snack is cheap and delicious!
Peter Steinhöfer (2 years ago)
Hans Eisenrieder (2 years ago)
Hardly to be seen from the outside, this castle is a monastery. Monastery Immaculatar from the 12th century Romanesque church, a chancel vault that can be found again and again from the time. Pillars that lift the huge vault. A sanctuary that is unusual from this time. The choir reflects a very nice sound
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