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CHURCHES AND MONASTERIES

IN THE REGION

Things to know about the region

Frauenwörth monastery

The Frauenwörth Cathedral is located in the middle of the Chiemsee on the beautiful Fraueninsel and is home to a Benedictine abbey. Founded in 772, the nunnery is now the oldest throughout Germany.

The Frauenwörth Monastery is also very well known for its marzipan manufacture. You can buy the delicious marzipan in the monastery store directly in Frauenwörth. You can also sample their homemade liqueurs.

You can only reach the Frauenwörth monastery by boat. You can purchase boat tickets at the hotel reception.

Frauenwörth Monastery

Frauenchiemsee 50

83256 Chiemsee

Maria Eck Monastery

The Maria Eck monastery near Siegsdorf is home to Franciscan Minorite monks and has been a popular place of pilgrimage for centuries, often visited by Pope Benedict XVI.

The origin of the pilgrimage church goes back to a legend according to which woodcutters repeatedly saw lights at this location and subsequently built a small chapel, which was erected at the beginning of the 17th century. The monastic community was also founded in the same century. Gradually, an inn, a monastery building and other facilities were built around the pilgrimage church.

Today, the Maria Eck monastery is a popular excursion destination. It can be reached from the train station in Siegsdorf on an easy, ten-kilometer circular route. Hikers are attracted not only by the church buildings, but also by the beautiful view of Lake Chiemsee from Maria Eck. The regular pilgrimages that take place every year are more spiritual.

The Maria Eck monastery inn provides regional, Bavarian cuisine and cakes, tarts and ice cream from the in-house patisserie.

 

Maria Eck Monastery

Maria-Eck Street 2

83313 Siegsdorf

Church of St. Jakobus

The church of St. Jakobus in Urschalling is known far beyond the borders of Chiemgau. St. Jakobus is simply unique in its wealth of images. Hardly any other sacred building has revealed so many surprises over the centuries.

The Counts of Falkenstein commissioned the first paintings during the Romanesque period. The entire interior of the church is covered by a cycle of paintings, which was whitewashed over as early as 1600. At the end of the 14th century, a cycle was created which – completely preserved – shows us the story of salvation.

The value of the frescoes lies in their completeness and, for the time, their large form. A controversial depiction of the Trinity is world-famous.

Filial church St. Jakobus

Urschalling 3

83209 Prien / Urschalling