Füssen City Museum in former Benedictine Monastery of St. Mang Photos

Museum of City of Füssen (Museum der Stadt Füssen) is housed in the baroque four wing complex of the former Benedictine Monastery of St. Mang. The museum showcases the ornate baroque rooms of the monastery which were designed to emphasize its wealth and power, especially the oval library and frescoed ballroom. Füssen's well known Dance of Death, painted on 20 panels, is found in St. Anna's Chapel. The museum also includes a replica of a lute making shop, Füssen having established the first lute maker's guild (1562) in Europe.

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Overview of Kloster St Mang containing Museum of City of Füssen. Füssen, Germany.Roofs of Kloster St Mang with Alps in the background. Füssen, Germany.Roofs of Kloster St Mang with Alps in the background. Füssen, Germany.Detail of exterior of Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Overview of Kloster (Monastery) St Mang containing Museum of City of Füssen. Füssen, Germany.Roofs of Kloster St Mang with Alps in the background. Füssen, Germany.Roofs of Kloster St Mang with Alps in the background. Füssen, Germany.Detail of exterior of Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
City Hall located within Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Kloster St Mang located on Lech River. Füssen, Germany.Kloster St Mang viewed from bank of Lech River. Füssen, Germany.View of Alps & Lech River from Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
City Hall (Rathaus) located within Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Kloster St Mang located on Lech River. Füssen, Germany.Kloster St Mang viewed from bank of Lech River. Füssen, Germany.View of Alps & Lech River from Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Detail of exterior of Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Kloster St Mang behind its wall. Füssen, Germany.City office located within Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Cobblestone streets of old Füssen near Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Detail of exterior of Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Kloster St Mang behind its wall. Füssen, Germany.City office located within Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Cobblestone streets of old Füssen near Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Traditional shop selling children's wear next to entrance to City Museum located within Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Fresco above main entrance to former Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Courtyard within baroque complex of former Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Baroque entrance to Museum of City of Füssen at Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Traditional shop selling children's wear next to entrance to City Museum located within Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Fresco above main entrance to former Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Courtyard within baroque complex of former Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Baroque entrance to Museum of City of Füssen (Museum der Stadt Füssen) at Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Baroque facade of Museum of City of Füssen at Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling frescoes by Johann Jakob Herkomer & altar in St Anna's Chapel at the Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco of Mary begging for mercy for world enchained by death & devil by Johann Jakob Herkomer in St Anna's Chapel at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Stone carving on coffin lid on which Abbot Gregor von Füssen is depicted together with Grim Reaper along with a holy man with an hour glass between them in St Anna's Chapel at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Baroque facade of Museum of City of Füssen at Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling frescoes (c1700) by Johann Jakob Herkomer & altar in St Anna's Chapel at the Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco (c1700) of Mary begging for mercy for world enchained by death & devil by Johann Jakob Herkomer in St Anna's Chapel at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Stone carving (1554) on coffin lid on which Abbot Gregor von Füssen is depicted together with Grim Reaper along with a holy man with an hour glass between them in St Anna's Chapel at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Glimpse through doorway to monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Baroque ceiling frescoes & balcony in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Balcony in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Glimpse through doorway to monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Baroque ceiling frescoes & balcony in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Balcony in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Carvings of cherubs perched on balcony railing in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Imperial Hall located across from entrance to monastery & designed to display size & power of monastery to rest of world at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco representing differences between Church & State in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling & corner frescoes in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Carvings of cherubs perched on balcony railing in monastery library at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany. Architect: Johann Jakob Herkomer.Imperial Hall located across from entrance to monastery & designed to display size & power of monastery to rest of world at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco representing differences between Church & State in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling & corner frescoes in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Corner fresco representing Church & State in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco representing Church & State in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Baroque ornamentation in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Corner fresco representing Church & State in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco representing Church & State in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Ceiling fresco in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Baroque ornamentation in Imperial Hall at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Ceramic heating stove at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Cupola in Colloquium, used as study, reading & meeting room at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Fresco in Colloquium at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Fresco in Colloquium at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Ceramic heating stove at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Cupola in Colloquium, used as study, reading & meeting room at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Fresco in Colloquium at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Fresco in Colloquium at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Topical map of ancient Roman road between Augsburg, Füssen & across Alps to Altinum on Adriatic in Italy at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Monument to Roman military commander in era of Augustus at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Replica of lute making workshop, Füssen having established first lute maker's guild in Europe, at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Display of items used for lute making in Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Topical map of ancient Roman road between Augsburg, Füssen & across Alps to Altinum on Adriatic in Italy at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Monument to Roman military commander in era of Augustus at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Replica of lute making workshop, Füssen having established first lute maker's guild (1562) in Europe, at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Display of items used for lute making in Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Tools used for lute & violin making in Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.French lute & case by Wolfgang Wolf of Füssen at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Lute by brothers Giovanni & Basillio Smit at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Lutes & cases by several makers at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Tools used for lute & violin making in Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.French lute & case (1646) by Wolfgang Wolf of Füssen at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Lute (17thC) by brothers Giovanni & Basillio Smit at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Lutes & cases by several makers at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Renaissance era bass lute signed on a printed piece of paper, Magno Stegher, at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Guitar "To the Crown" by Matteo Sellas of Venice at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Antique guitars at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Lute display at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Renaissance era bass lute (c1600) signed on a printed piece of paper, Magno Stegher, at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Guitar (c1630-40) "To the Crown" by Matteo Sellas of Venice at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Antique guitars at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Lute display at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Violin collection at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Hurdy Gurdy, a string instrument that produces sound by a hand-crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against strings at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Dance of Death series of paintings by Jakob Hiebeler in Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.
Violin collection at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Hurdy Gurdy, a string instrument that produces sound by a hand-crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against strings at Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.Dance of Death series of paintings (1602) by Jakob Hiebeler in Museum of City of Füssen in Kloster St Mang. Füssen, Germany.

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