Around St. Ottilien Abbey and its church, the monastery village is situated; workshops, agricultural buildings, a modern cowshed with a balcony above the rotary milking, high school, plant nursery (with open purchase of plants and vegetables for visitors), publishing house, herb garden, bee house, observatory, cemetery with antique burial crosses etc. can be visited. You can enjoy numerous walking and hiking trails in the local area. For more information, visit St. Ottilien Archabbey's web site (in German language).

Cultural program

The Abbey Gallery on the upper floor  of the Klosterladen (Monastery Shop) presents varying art exhibitions, at the Sewing Machine Museum you can see 380 exhibits from 140 years, among them a few rarities.

The St. Ottilien event program offers bi-weekly concerts at the Abbey church.

12 text plates in the monastery village inform about St. Ottilien's Jewish history, where between 1945 and 1948 a total of 6100 Jewish patients were cared for. A website gives detailed information about the hospital, the "Ottilien babies", the liberation concert and Jewish life in the monastery village. At the Klosterladen (Abbey shop) you can purchase an information leaflet on the Jewish cemetery.

Since 2012, numerous graffiti adorn the walls of the buildings, painted by internationally renowned artists (Loomit, Akut and others) during the streetart project "heaven meets earth - Himmel trifft Erde". The Abbey shop (Klosterladen) holds a booklet of all graffitis in the monastery village.

Food and Drink

Just a few steps away from the Mission Museum you have the choice between the restaurant Klostergasthof (Monastery Inn) with its adjacent beer garden in summer and the Klostercafé (Abbey Café) where you will be tempted to tarts and creamcakes.

Klostergasthof (Monastery Inn)
March to October 11.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.
November, December, January and February 11.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
In bad weather conditions, the restaurant may close earlier.

Beer garden at the Klostergasthof from around May to September in fine weather.
Wednesday - Friday: 4.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 11.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m.

Klostercafé (Monastery Café)
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 12.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Closed during the winter months. Please ask for current opening times prior to your visit.

Phone 08193 / 700 42 40
Web site (in German)


The Klosterladen (Abbey Shop) sells books, religious art and little snacks like fair trade chocolate and nuts.

Monday - Saturday: 10.00 - 12.00 a.m. and 1.30 - 5.00  p.m.
Sundays and public holidays: 10.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.

Phone 08193 / 71 318
Web site (in German)


The Hofladen (Farm Shop) offers products from the monastery's farm.

Monday - Thursday: 8.00 - 11.30 a.m. and 1.30 - 5.00 p.m.
Friday: 8.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m.
Saturday: 8.00 a.m. - 11.30 a.m.

Phone 08193 / 71 280
Web site (in German)