Ochsenhausen Monastery

Ochsenhausen Monastery


Baroque Benedictine complex

As part of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route, the monastery of St. George in Ochsenhausen impresses with the good state of preservation of the Baroque complex. One of the oldest orders of the Western Church, the Benedictine Order, settled in Ochsenhausen as early as the 11th century. Over the centuries, the Ochsenhausen monastery was expanded to a considerable size as each of the different abbots had new ideas. Farming and animal husbandry were brought to Ochsenhausen by the Benedictine monks. In addition, the Ochsenhausen novices taught in a renowned school to pass on the results of their scientific research. The baroque monastery complex still houses a library, an observatory and an armarium.


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