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Tegernsee Monastery

in 83684 Tegernsee, Bavaria (DE)

The former Tegernsee monastery forms the centre of the town Tegernsee: It was founded by Benedictine monks in the year 746 and became a spiritual focus point for the whole of Bavaria ...

...and even further flung places. It is thanks to the monks that the Tegernsee valley was settled. But it was a king who made the area popular and famous hundreds of years later. King Max I of Bavaria bought the Tegernsee monastery in 1817 and converted it to a summer residence after secularisation. Fortunately the monastery church of Saint Quirinus was preserved and together with it the marvellous frescoes by Johann Georg Asam. Today the complex houses within it the Bavarian restaurant "Bräustüberl” and the local secondary school.

Location / Getting there:

Tegernsee is located about 50 kilometres in the southeast of the Bavarian capital Munich. Direct trains take one hour; by car take the A8 from Munich (direction Salzburg) and exit at Holzkirchen, following the main route for 25 kilometres to Tegernsee.

Local Events and cultural highlights:

You can experience the people and culture of Tegernsee anywhere and anytime: Whether in the handworker's studios, during one of the numerous cultural and castle tours, during various exhibitions of renown artists, in the folk theatres or at one of the forest and lake festivals.


Museum/ exhibition, Churches/ cloister, View
Regions: Tegernsee-Schliersee-Wendelstein (Upper Bavaria), Upper Bavaria
Groups from 10 to 50 persons
Languages spoken: German
  • Suitable for coach groups
  • Suitable for pensioners

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