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Benediktbeuern Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 70 photos
Benediktbeuern is Bavaria’s oldest monastery. It was founded early 8th century and consecrated by St. Bonifaz. During its heydays it was very famous for any kind of education connected to writing and research. After secularisation it had the fate of several other monasteries and was used for military. Luckily the buildings and especially the church were never destroyed. Since approx. 1930 it was bought by Salesians Don Bosco and is now an important centre for any kind of youth work and education, including a university.
Webcam of several parts of Benediktbeuern with the following viewing options:
Blick Kloster Innenhof = view oft he main monastery courtyard ,
Blick vom Klosterturm = view from the monastery tower,
Blick Kirche Innen Basilika = view inside the basilica/church,
Blick auf Alpenwarmbad = view oft the public bath,
Gigapixel Panorama Richtung Süd/West = panorama south/west
Gigapixel Panorama Richtung Süd/Ost = panorama south/east.
But it is not only the monastery which makes this part of Bavaria worth a visit. The mountains of the Alps rise above the village and especially Benediktenwand makes a nice backdrop for photos. Close by is another hidden gem of Bavaria: the Open Air Museum of Glenleiten
If you wish to, follow my suggested tour and start with the first to-do tip here and continue by following the respective links at the end of each tip. At the end, I link back to my intro page.
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Written Dec 10, 2011
“Benediktbeuern’s main courtyard”
Written Dec 11, 2011
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