Stadt Bad Schussenried




Schussenried Monastery

Founded in 1183

The Premonstratensian monastery was founded in the year 1183 by local lords Konrad and Beringer in what was then Shuozenriet, just 63 years after the establishment of the holy order.It developed into an important institution and was extended and converted several times.

Over the years the abbey was granted many privileges, such as that of high jurisdiction (power over life and death) in the year 1521. For this reason, the abbots introduced the sword into the crest in addition to the crosier. The clerical chapter oversaw the fortunes of the monastic community until the secularisation of 1803.

Over 800 years of monastic history are on display in the monastery museum with its sculptures, Baroque paintings, epitaphs, pontificals, liturgical objects, books and reliquaries.


Special exhibitions

Travelling special exhibitions on the premises of the former monastery offer additional attractions for visitors.

Opening hours:

April to October:
Tuesday to Friday:  10:00 am to 13:00 pm and 14:00 pm to 17:00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 am to 17:00 pm

November until March:
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 13:00 pm to 16:00 pm

Closed on 24, 25 and 31 December and 1 January.

Admission: (including monastery library)
Adults: 5,00 euros
Reduced rate: 2,50 euros
Families: 12,50 euros

Individual guided tours through the exhibition can also be arranged upon request.

To make an appointment, contact:
Bad Schussenried Monastery Offices, Telephone: +49 (0) 7583 9269083, Fax: +49 (0) 7583 9269111.

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Guided tours

If you're travelling the Upper Swabian Baroque Trail, visit the monastery of the Premonstratensian Order in Bad Schussenried.Over 800 years of monastic history await you! Universal genius Father Caspar Mohr lived here in the early 17th century. He was celebrated far beyond the monastery walls for his exploratory spirit and handicraft skills. He became famous for his dream of being able to fly. Take a theatrical tour through time on the wings of Father Mohr.

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Opening times
Tourist information and civil office
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Tuesday to Friday
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Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
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at the monastery Schussenried
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2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
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