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Kloster St. Mang

  • Lechhalde 3 Map It
  • Füssen
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 04/29/2016

Fodor's Review

This baroque masterpiece dates back to the 8th century, when city patron Magnus, who spent most of his life ministering in the area, founded a monk's cloister here.

The summer presence of the bishops of Augsburg ensured that Füssen would gain an impressive number of baroque and rococo churches, and after his death, the Benedictine abbey was built at the site of his grave.

Although the abbey now houses civic offices and the Rathaus, the richly decorated Kaisersaal is open to the public as part of the City Museum; the monastery gardens are open for a stroll during daylight hours, as is the baroque Annakapelle, which includes frescoes of the local legend, the Füssen Totentanz.

A Romanesque crypt beneath the baroque abbey church has a partially preserved 10th-century fresco, the oldest in Bavaria. In summer, chamber concerts are held in the baroque splendor of the former abbey's soaring Fürstensaal (Princes' Hall). Program details are available from the tourist office.

Sight Information

Address:

Lechhalde 3, Füssen, Bavaria, 87629, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Oct., Tues.–Sun. 10–5; Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 1–4

Published 04/29/2016

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