Schlehdorf Abbey

Schlehdorf, Germany

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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Y. B. (5 months ago)
Even if monasteries are to be preserved, the transformation will only address a specific target group. A broader spectrum would be optimal in order to do justice to several generations.
Nichapat C (5 months ago)
Peaceful place to stay , Breakfast room is cosy with a warm sunshine light . I stayed for 2 nites in Sept. there is mosquito in room at nite .. couldn't sleep well coz mosq biting , it would be nite to have fan in a room. Overall , very pleasant to stay at this place
Simi (6 months ago)
Massive location to have stakes! Unfortunately the customer only spoke English.
Ling Han (10 months ago)
So friendly staff and forgot sweater sent via DHL and already got it. Legendary and picturesque area with it's tranquility and nature, and alpaca. High room and wonderful monastery courtyard and monastery garden. Already stayed twice in 2022 and 2023.
Susanne Leontine (14 months ago)
I was a guest in the monastery as part of a tango course lasting several days and really enjoyed my stay in these venerable walls. The atmosphere is significantly influenced by the friendliness and cordiality of the Cohaus team, I have rarely felt so courteous and warmly welcomed in a hotel. You can tell everywhere that there is a clear concept of sustainability and environmental protection behind the whole company - for example, from the fact that there is no disposable plastic packaging for the lovingly put together breakfast, but everything is served in small glasses. The food is (almost) vegan, everything is homemade and very tasty! I also like that furniture from the previous facility was not simply thrown away, but some are reused... it fits the concept and the monastic simplicity. A place where you can relax. Very very nice!
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