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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Eamonn Doyle (2 years ago)
Superb. Beautiful weather when we visited, simple rooms, fantastic gardens and surrounds. A short walk to the lake. Would make a great venue for the right event, being mindful that there are only two restaurants in the village.
Mehmet Ali Meram (2 years ago)
Although it is not open to the public (only for Wogeno and Cohaus members) the monastery is the best place to temporarily disconnect from everyday life. The area is beautiful anyway, there are also a lot of cultural offers.
Elfi Burbach (3 years ago)
Very nice monastery quiet location. Worth a visit. Having sunbathed in the herb garden on the bench. gloriously
Andreas Schäfer (3 years ago)
Since you could not go into the monastery, only three stars. Monastic shop and cafe available, but only on certain days.
Jutta Bisani (3 years ago)
A place of a special kind, nice people. Community is capitalized. The environment invites you to slow down. Simple, but with flair.
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