Reisach Priory

Reisach, Germany

Reisach Priory, dedicated to Saint Theresa, was founded as Urfahrn Priory in 1731 by Johann Georg Messerer, a counsellor at the Bavarian court, and was built between 1737 and 1741 by Abraham Millauer and his son Philipp to plans by the master builder Johann Baptist Gunetzrhainer. The interior of the church is by the Munich court painter Balthasar Albrecht.

Urfahrn Priory was dissolved in 1802, during the secularisation of Bavaria. In 1836-37, after failed attempts to establish a Franciscan community in the empty buildings, it was re-founded as Reisach Priory by a small group of Carmelites from Würzburg. Since 2001 Fr. Robert Schmidbauer OCD has been the prior here.

The Carmelite church is particularly noted for its sculptured Baroque crib, created in the second half of the 18th century, and counted as one of the best in Upper Bavaria. The wooden relief carvings on the side altars, including the Altar of the Scapular by Johann Baptist Straub, are also of exceptional quality.

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Founded: 1731
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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Hagen Thormann (5 years ago)
Old monastery with flair, good for Christmas market and custom shops.
Eva Maria Osterhammer (5 years ago)
In this place I always get the strength and the blessing that I need for my family and my work the place is good for the soul
Stephan (5 years ago)
Great historical walls - unfortunately the operation is discontinued ?
Marija Dašić (5 years ago)
Historic landmark, beautiful preserved church, beautiful environment, Oberaudorf tourist destination nearby.
Jörg Uwe Werner (5 years ago)
A special place for me, where I always like to be.
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