The foundation of Bernried Monastery by the Augustinian canons dates back to 1120. In that year, the Count and Countess Adelheid and Otto von Valley had a monastery built on the grounds of their hunting lodge. Since the 1970s, the site on Lake Starnberg, which is well worth seeing, has housed an educational house for church-related adult education and is run by the Missionary Benedictine Sisters. Seminars on communicative, spiritual and religious topics as well as on strengthening personal development are offered here. Bernried Monastery is also a popular destination for excursions, attracting numerous visitors on a regular basis. Worth seeing here are both the elaborate architecture and the relics of Bernried Abbey’s eventful history.