Schlehdorf Abbey was originally a Benedictine monastery, later an Augustinian monastery, and is today a convent of the Missionary Dominican Sisters of King William's Town.

The abbey, dedicated to Saints Dionysius and Tertullinus, was founded around perhaps 740 from the nearby Benediktbeuern Abbey. In 769 it was resettled by monks from the abandoned Scharnitz Abbey. The first abbot, Atto, brought with him the relics of Saint Tertullinus. It was a Benedictine monastery until the 9th century, after which it is heard of no more; presumably it was destroyed during the Hungarian invasions. From 1140 it was revived as a house of the Augustinian Canons.

In 1803 it was dissolved during the secularisation of Bavaria, and sold off. Since 1904 Schlehdorf has belonged to the Missionary Dominican Sisters of King William's Town. It has been the seat of the German Province of the Order since 1960, and as of 2010 is a community of about 60 Dominican sisters. In the abbey grounds, besides a guesthouse and the abbey shop, is a girls' secondary school of the diocese of Munich and Freising.

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Founded: 740-769 AD
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Part of The Frankish Empire (Germany)

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Das Kloster wurde 763/772 durch Angehörige des bayerischen Adelsgeschlecht der Huosi gegründet und war St. Dionysius und später St. Tertulin geweiht. Bis ins 10. Jahrhundert war es ein Benediktinerkloster, dann ein Kollegiatstift. Ab 1140 wurde es durch ein Augustiner-Chorherrenstift geführt, bis es 1803 im Zuge der Säkularisation aufgelöst wurde. 1904 erwarben die Missions-Dominikanerinnen von King William's Town (Südafrika) die Gebäude samt landwirtschaftlichen Umschwung. Seit 1960 bildet es die deutsche Ordensprovinz der Missions- Dominikanerinnen. 1926/27 wurden die Klostergebäude unter Hans Schur erweitert. Die Kirche St. Tertulin mit zwei Kirchtürmen die die Front flankieren, ist mit den grossen Klostergebäuden zusammengebaut und stellen ein imposantes einheitliches Werk dar. Die Frontseite der Kirche zeigt Bogenfenster und über dem Portal schlichte Reliefs. Am nördlichen Rand der Bayerischen Alpen am Kochelsee südlich von München gelegen, ist es von einer harmonischen Umgebung eingefasst. Auf dem Klostergelände gibt es neben einem Gästehaus und einem Klosterladen auch eine Realschule der Diözese München und Freising, zu der das Kloster als Exklave gehört. Für Gäste bietet es sich als Rückzugsort für Tage der Stille, Einzelexerzitien als auch zur Kursteilnahme an Feldenkreis-Übungen an. Im Innern überrascht es Besucher mit teils modernem Ausbau, so hat es ein sehr schönes, von einer Schwester vor Ort gestaltetes, Glasfenster in der Kapelle. Die lange und abwechslungsreiche Geschichte des Klosters, ist heute in ruhigen Gewässern angelangt und bildet einen beschaulichen Ort.
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