Many of the monasteries in Bavaria were closed down during the secularisation of 1802/1803. From 1817 permission was once again given for new monasteries to be founded.
Today Bavaria‘s monasteries have become important and attractive tourist landmarks. Most of them are well preserved, still inhabited by their religious order and living witness to the state’s rich past. Below is a list of the most important, most beautiful and most breathtaking monasteries in Bavaria.
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