Benediktinerkloster St. Mang
Monastery and Museum in Füssen
Benediktinerkloster St. Mang is a Benedictine monastery located in the town of Füssen in the Bavarian region of Germany. The monastery was founded in the 9th century by the Bavarian nobleman Magnus of Füssen, who later became Saint Magnus. The monastery’s name comes from another saint, Saint Mang, who was a monk and a missionary in the region during the 8th century.
The monastery complex includes several buildings of architectural and historical significance. The main church, which is dedicated to Saint Mang, was built in the Baroque style in the 18th century and features beautiful frescoes and stucco work. The church also houses the tombs of Saint Magnus and Saint Mang.
Municipal Museum of Füssen
Another notable building in the monastery complex is the former Benedictine monastery school, which now houses the Municipal Museum of Füssen. The museum displays artifacts and exhibits related to the history of the town and the region.
Visitors can also explore the monastery’s library, which contains a large collection of manuscripts and early printed books, including works by famous theologians and philosophers such as Augustine of Hippo and Thomas Aquinas.
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Visiting Benediktinerkloster St. Mang
April to October: Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November to March: Friday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m