Niederalteich Monastery

Niederaltaich Monastery

Founded around the year 741, Niederalteich Monastery is considered the starting point for the settlement of the Bavarian and Bohemian Forest and was one of the most powerful monasteries in southern Germany until the beginning of the 19th century.

The towers of the Basilica of St. Mauritius of the originally Gothic hall church rise from afar visible from the Danube valley. Inside, one of the most remarkable Baroque church buildings in southern Germany was created with stuccowork by Johann Baptist and Sebastian d'Aglio. The colorful fresco cycle is by Wolfgang Andreas Heindl. The magnificent sacristy shows carvings by Pirmin Tobiaschu. The abbey also includes a Byzantine church in the rooms of the former monastery brewery.


Benedictine Abbey of St. Mauritius
Mauritiushof 1
94557 Niederalteich
Phone +49 99 01 208-0



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