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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Marion Doeringer (45 days ago)
Sehenswert
Roland (2 months ago)
Wer die Gelegenheit hat, sollte bei einer Führung die Bibliothek besichtigen. Dort sind mittelalterliche Bücher aus der Nähe zu sehen, die aus Platzgründen nicht nach München verfrachtet wurden - sehr sehenswert!
MARTINA Lienig (7 months ago)
Schöne Kirche. Riecht nur etwas muffig.
Rosica Nedeva (8 months ago)
Kloster in Reisach Oberaufdorf
Manfred Laun (2 years ago)
Das alte Karmeliter-Kloster-Reisach ist heute in Niederaudorf ein kultureller Mittelpunkt. Es wird von nur noch 3 Patern unterhalten. Außer Gottesdiensten finden hier im Sommer, in seinem Hofe, Konzerte und beliebte volkstümliche Veranstaltungen statt.
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