Ilmmünster Abbey Church

Ilmmünster, Germany

Ilmmünster Abbey was formerly a collegiate foundation and originally a Benedictine monastery. The original site was a Benedictine monastery, founded in about 762 by the brothers Adalbert and Otker, traditionally supposed to be members of the Huosi, an ancient Bavarian noble family. The monastery was dedicated to Saints Arsatius, whose relics were here, and Quirinus, whose relics were at Tegernsee Abbey, founded by the same brothers, to which Ilmmünster was affiliated.

A collegiate foundation was also set up here in 1060. In 1493, the monastery was transferred to the Frauenstift in Munich, leaving the site for the Kollegiatstift. The property and assets were sold off in 1802 during secularisation, but the impressive church remains.



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Founded: 762/1060
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Part of The Frankish Empire (Germany)

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Sandra Härtl (3 years ago)
Conan van Hinten (3 years ago)
Doner from the priest was not as tasty as described. Still a very good herb sauce there. Unfortunately, the chicken was empty, so I had to take calf.
Claudia Nitzinger (4 years ago)
A very nice church
Chmielo (4 years ago)
Stylish and beautiful church. The interior is unique, the cemetery around the temple also captivates with style and order.
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