The monastery was founded in 762 by Waltrich , a Benedictine from a Franconian noble family, on his land (Pippinsbach). In the next two centuries the monastery grew through various donations (including Schwabing and Hesselohe, see also Pullach ). In the 10th century the abbey was extinct.
Around the year 1140, Count Konrad I von Valley bequeathed all of his Ilmungeshofen property to the Schäftlarn monastery "for the salvation of his and her parents" in a document. Because the area of this donation could only be used as pastureland, the monastery turned it into a cattle yard, i.e. a Schwaige , which was named after St. George St. Georgenschwaige.
In 1140, the Schäftlarn monastery was transferred to the Premonstratensian order by Bishop Otto von Freising , to which the convent belonged until it was dissolved in the course of secularization on April 1, 1803.
In 1721/22, on behalf of the abbot, a fishing lake was created not far from the convent .
On May 17, 1866, Ludwig I of Bavaria handed the monastery over to the Benedictines . A Benedictine monastery and a grammar school were established. On April 17, 1910, the monastery was raised again to the rank of abbey by Prince Regent Luitpold . Marie von Erdődy , Beethoven's friend , was buried here.
In addition to the private high school with a day care center and boarding school , the monks operate forestry, a schnapps distillery and a beekeeping. The products produced are offered in a monastery shop. The Schäftlarn monastery fulfills its cultural mandate in particular by organizing the Schäftlarn concerts . The monastery is the starting point for the first stage of the Jakobsweg Isar – Loisach – Leutascher Ache – Inn, signposted in 2009/2010 .
The necessary renovation of the monastery is estimated to cost 35 million euros.
From 1941 to 1945 the school was closed by the National Socialists. After the war, the monastery was one of the first secondary schools in Bavaria to resume school operations on November 5, 1945 in the form of a Progymnasium for grades 5 to 10. The Abitur exams took place for the first time in 1973 in Schäftlarn Abbey.
Today around 470 students attend the private grammar school with a day care center (for boys and girls) and boarding school (for boys). Five fathers work in the school. Until recently, the school took part in the European Gymnasium trial and offers a modern language and humanistic branch. The former high school graduates ( Altschäftlarner ) are organized in the Association of Friends of Schäftlarn .
The current monastery was completed in 1707 according to plans by Giovanni Antonio Viscardi . The St. Dionys Church, built as a monastery church, is a rococo jewel . From 1733 to 1740, under François de Cuvilliés d. Ä. a new building started. Between 1751 and 1760 the building was completed by Johann Baptist Gunetzrhainer and Johann Michael Fischer . From 1754 to 1756 Johann Baptist Zimmermann painted and stuccoed the church. From 1756 to 1764 Johann Baptist Straub set up the altars and the pulpit. The church and its furnishings were completely restored between 2004 and 2011.
The organ was built in 1996 by Orgelbau Vleugels . It has 31 stops on two manuals and a pedal . The game actions and stop actions are mechanical. The case was made by Anton Bayr around 1762. It has the following disposition :
- Coupling : I / P, II / P, II / I
- Glockenspiel, kettledrum, bird's cry, tremulant
The prelate garden, redesigned in 1998, is located in the monastery . The entrance is 20 meters to the right of the monastery gate.
- Waltrich , 762-790
- Petto , 790-820
- Engelbert, 1140-1153
- Eberhard, 1153-1160
- Arnold, 1160-1164
- Heinrich I, 1164-1200
- Wernher I., 1200-1218
- Conrad I., 1218-1238
- Linpmann, 1238-1240
- Conrad II. Wishaimer, 1240
- Ulrich I., 1240-1249
- Berchther (1st term of office), 1249–1259
- Heinrich II. Khozmer, 1259
- Sighard, 1259-1264
- Dietrich, 1264-1273
- Berchther (2nd term of office), 1273–1277
- Gerwin, Friedrich Schwabinger, 1277–1286
- Conrad III, 1286-1290
- Conrad IV. Witscheid, 1290-1295
- Henry III. Giesinger, 1295-1301
- Friedrich Schwabinger (2nd term of office), 1301–1305
- Ulrich II. Teufelhart, 1305
- Conrad V. Schwabinger, 1305-1317
- Rudolf, 1317-1320
- Conrad VI. Sachsenhauser, 1320–1346
- Berchtold Nörderdorfer, 1346–1348
- Wernher II., 1348-1352
- Heinrich IV. Phaner, 1352-1362
- Ulrich III. Osterhofer, 1363-1380
- Johann I. Valer, 1380-1410
- Johann II. Trostberger, 1410-1438
- Heinrich V. Saxtsch, 1438–1457
- Wilhelm Oberndorfer, 1457–1463
- Erasmus Golhueter, 1463-1468
- Leonhard I. Volkl, 1468-1476
- Georg I. Trumetter, 1476–1490
- Leonhard II. Schmid, 1490–1527
- Georg II. Veckenbeurer, 1527–1544
- Johann III. Ecker, 1544-1556
- George III Pachberger, 1556-1562
- Ludwig Holtzmayr, 1562–1590
- Leonhard III. Klotz, 1591-1619; received the pontificals in 1598
- Michael Graf, 1619-1626
- Dionys Keller, 1626-1634
- Albert Stainpacher, 1634-1640
- Carl Hieber, 1640-1653
- Anian Mayr, 1653-1680
- Melchior Schussmann, 1680-1719
- Hermann Josef Frey, 1719–1751
- Felix Gege, 1752–1776
- Godefried (Gottfried) Spindler OPraem (1750–1808), 1777–1803, last abbot of the monastery before secularization, baptismal name Johann Peter
- Benedikt Zenetti , 1866–1872 (1872–1904 Abbot of St. Boniface )
- Thaddäus Brunner, 1872-1883
- Gregor Lindemann, 1884–1887
- Pius Bayer, 1887-1888
- Placidus Auracher, 1889–1899
- Raphael Barth, 1899–1904
- Sigisbert Liebert , 1904-1910
Violence and abuse cases
In 2010, the Schäftlarn Benedictine grammar school hit the headlines as part of the publicly known cases of sexual abuse in Catholic institutions . A similar incident occurred in 1991, when two priests were re-admitted to the monastery after serving their sentences for sexually assaulting those in need of protection.
- Romuald Bauerreiß : Old Bavarian Hachilingen as bishops of Langres in Burgundy. A contribution to the early history of Schäftlarn. In: Bayerische Benediktinerakademie (ed.): Studies and communications on the history of the Benedictine order and its branches , Volume 75, 1964, pp. 254-261. available online
- Peter Höhensteiger OSB: "And all will be disciples of God" (Jn 6:45). The Schäftlarn monastery in the Isar valley: how we live and what our mission is. In: Alt und Jung Metten , Vol. 73 (2006/07), Issue 2, pp. 229–265.
- Wolfgang Winhard: Schäftlarn Monastery: History and Art . Photos by Gregor Peda. Kunstverlag Peda , Passau 1993, ISBN 3-927296-80-5 .
- Sigisbert Mitterer (ed.): 1200 years Schäftlarn monastery 762–1962. Leaves for memory. Seitz, Munich and self-published by Schäftlarn Abbey, Schäftlarn 1962.
- Schäftlarn Abbey
- Monasteries in Bavaria: Schäftlarn (House of Bavarian History)
- Entry to Schäftlarn Monastery on medals online
- Rescue for Schäftlarn Abbey
- abtei-schaeftlarn.de: Prelate Garden
- Michael Hartig: Die Oberbayerischen Stifts , Volume II: The Premonstratensian Monasteries, the Altomünster and Altenhohenau Monasteries, the Collegiate Monasteries, the Order of German and the Order of Malta, the post-medieval wealthy medals and pens . Publisher vorm. G. J. Manz, Munich 1935, , p. 10 f.
- "Upper Palatinate" biographies (PDF; 148 kB), viewed on October 28, 2008
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- tz.de : Abuse also in Schäftlarn Monastery , from February 26, 2010
- Abuse scandal now also in Schäftlarn: Sex after the shower , evening newspaper from February 28, 2010
- [Stern-Spezial The Hypocrites ], Stern from October 31, 1991