St. Boniface's Abbey (German: Abtei St. Bonifaz) is a Benedictine monastery in Maxvorstadt, Munich, Bavaria, Germany. It was founded in 1835 by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, as a part of his efforts to reanimate the country's spiritual life by the restoration of the monasteries destroyed during the secularisation of the early 19th century.A visit to St. Boniface's Abbey represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Munich day trip website to plot your vacation.
The abbey, constructed in Byzantine style, was formally dedicated in 1850. It was destroyed during World War II and only partly restored. The church contains the tombs of King Ludwig I and of his queen, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
St. Boniface's is situated in a city, which is unusual for a Benedictine monastery. To ensure the material provision of the monks, King Ludwig bought the former Andechs Abbey, which had been secularised in 1803, along with its supporting farmlands and gave it to the new abbey. For this reason Andechs is now a priory of St. Boniface's Abbey.
The monks work in the pastoral care of the parish, in scholarly and educational fields and in the care of the homeless. The present abbot (as of 2014) is Johannes Eckert, whom the monks elected on 23 July 2003 on the retirement of the previous abbot, Odilo Lechner.
St. Boniface's Abbey is a member of the Bavarian Congregation within the Benedictine Confederation.
St. Boniface's Abbey Reviews
This is a church (free entrance) built around 1850 but badly damaged during WWII. Its exterior was restored to its original architecture. However the interior was given an entirely new layout and... more »
I was at a concert there, the acoustics seem to be pretty good, the only downside is the weird placement of the seats. They go around in a circle and because i happened to be sitting behind the players the sound didnt mix well at all. Also the "seats" are terrible: looking modern but at the same time are the most uncomfortable one i have ever sat on.
It was awesome in GOD'S presence..
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