Isen Abbey Church

Isen, Germany

Isen Abbey was a Benedictine abbey, later a collegiate foundation. Dedicated to Saint Zeno of Verona, the abbey was founded by members of the Fagana family, an indigenous Bavarian noble clan, and by Bishop Joseph of Freising (also known as Joseph of Verona) in the 8th century, about 752. It was one of the oldest monasteries on ancient Bavarian soil. Until the beginning of the 12th century it was Benedictine, but afterwards became a collegiate foundation.

It was dissolved during the secularisation of Bavaria in 1802. The premises and the abbey's seven farms passed into private ownership, while St. Zeno's church, with a house for the priest, became the parish church of Isen.



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Founded: 752 AD
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Part of The Frankish Empire (Germany)

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Ivana Bedi (2 years ago)
Beautiful and soothing.
Jürgen Hubrich (3 years ago)
Worth seeing church with great baroque furnishings and beautiful stucco. You should also descend into the crypt.
Holly Roxx (4 years ago)
Was there recently on a baptism. The church is very beautiful but unfortunately we did not see much of the ceremony because the families of the 3 baptists had to squeeze into a corner. But what I saw and heard was great
Klaus Hamal (4 years ago)
"Best" church in town. :-) Why you should rate churches, but I am already a mystery ... smile
To Ko (4 years ago)
Inside a beautiful church. Unfortunately, the surrounding cemetery is unfortunately a construction site. You should definitely look in!
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