Benediktbeuern Abbey, Germany Photos

Benediktbeuern Abbey, located in the town of the same name, is the oldest abbey in upper Bavaria, originally dating from 739 but badly damaged and restored several times over the centuries. In more recent times, the buildings were used for non-religious purposes. Since 1930 the buildings have been used by the Salesians, a male religious order. It is the home of the Songs from Beuern, i.e., the famous Carmina Burana. The main church is in Baroque style.

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Benediktbeuern. Germany.Benediktbeuern. Germany.Benediktbeuern Abbey, located in town of same name, is oldest abbey in upper Bavaria, originally dating from 739 but badly damaged & rebuilt several times over the centuries. Germany.Onion domes of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Benediktbeuern. Germany.Benediktbeuern. Germany.Benediktbeuern Abbey, located in town of same name, is oldest abbey in upper Bavaria, originally dating from 739 but badly damaged & rebuilt several times over the centuries. Germany.Onion domes of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Benediktbeuern Abbey set in the surrounding trees & shrubbery. Germany.Cemetery on the grounds of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Cemetery beside Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Roofline of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Benediktbeuern Abbey set in the surrounding trees & shrubbery. Germany.Cemetery on the grounds of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Cemetery beside Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Roofline of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Ornate door surround & window dressings at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Baroque entrance surround with dedication of church to St. Benedict at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Benediktbeuern Abbey with ornate door & window surrounds. Germany.Interior of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Ornate door surround & window dressings at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Baroque entrance surround with dedication of church to St. Benedict at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Benediktbeuern Abbey with ornate door & window surrounds. Germany.Interior of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Baroque alter of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Gilded weeping angels on altar of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate gilded clock with statues of angels escaping their space at St. Benedict church above alter at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Pulpit of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Baroque alter of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Gilded weeping angels on altar of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate gilded clock with statues of angels escaping their space at St. Benedict church above alter at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Pulpit of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Ornate pulpit & plasterwork in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate pulpit & plasterwork in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate plasterwork above pulpit in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Matthew with his angel symbol in St. Benedict Church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Ornate pulpit & plasterwork in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate pulpit & plasterwork in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate plasterwork above pulpit in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Matthew with his angel symbol in St. Benedict Church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Statue of Evangelist St. Mark with his lion symbol in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Luke with his bull symbol in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. John with his eagle symbol in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Organ built by Christoph Egedacher & painting depicting Judgment Day n St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Statue of Evangelist St. Mark with his lion symbol in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. Luke with his bull symbol in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Statue of Evangelist St. John with his eagle symbol in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Organ (1682-86) built by Christoph Egedacher & painting (1685) depicting Judgment Day n St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Ceiling painting in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate plasterwork & Baroque painting on ceiling in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Baroque plasterwork depicting St. Peter, cherubs & garlands in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Plasterwork depicting religious figure, cherubs & garlands in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Ceiling painting in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate plasterwork & Baroque painting on ceiling in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Baroque plasterwork depicting St. Peter, cherubs & garlands in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Plasterwork depicting religious figure, cherubs & garlands in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Painting of Holy Mother & Child protecting Benediktbeuern Abbey in St. Benedict Church. Germany.Anastasia chapel of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate wrought iron & gilding in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Grounds of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Painting of Holy Mother & Child protecting Benediktbeuern Abbey in St. Benedict Church. Germany.Anastasia chapel (1750-53) of St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Ornate wrought iron & gilding in St. Benedict church at Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Grounds of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Grounds of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Cemetery on Benediktbeuern Abbey grounds. Germany.St. Leonhard statue marking annual pilgrimage when festively decorated horse-drawn carriages parade from local village to Benediktbeuern Abbey where both pilgrims & horses receive blessings. Germany.Entrance with banners of Salesians of Don Bosco who now dwell in Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.
Grounds of Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.Cemetery on Benediktbeuern Abbey grounds. Germany.St. Leonhard statue marking annual pilgrimage when festively decorated horse-drawn carriages parade from local village to Benediktbeuern Abbey where both pilgrims & horses receive blessings. Germany.Entrance with banners of Salesians of Don Bosco who now dwell in Benediktbeuern Abbey. Germany.

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