Sießen Monastery

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Sießen Monastery, 1728

The Sießen Monastery is a monastery in the Bad Saulgau district of Sießen in the Sigmaringen district in Baden-Württemberg.


Dominican Sisters (1260-1860)

Sießen Monastery
Monastery church in Sießen

In 1251 knight Steinmar von Sießen-Strahlegg donated his town house in Saulgauer Bogengasse 15 to the convent of the Sisters of “Sulegen”. In 1260 he gave his court in “Süessen” to the Dominican sisters of “Sulgay” and the patronage right of the local church. The Wendelinus Chapel and the Hermitage on the Sießener Fußweg were built in 1386.

In 1632/34 the monastery was sacked by Sweden and set on fire.

In 1716/22 the Vorarlberg master builder Franz Beer von Au rebuilt the monastery buildings in the Baroque style.

The monastery was dissolved in 1803 in the course of secularization . The Prince of Thurn and Taxis received the property of the Dominican convent and the Wendelinus chapel.

Franciscan Sisters (1860 until today)

The buildings have been used as a monastery by the Franciscan Sisters of Sießen since 1860 .

Between 1935 and 1938 the Nazi regime ordered the monastery to be closed and the nuns to be expelled. From 1940 to 1945 the monastery was confiscatedby order of the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle [...] including agriculture, all living and dead inventory for the accommodation of Germans abroad. "

St. Mark's monastery and parish church

The baroque monastery church was built and designed in the course of the new construction of the monastery between 1726 and 1729 by the brothers Johann Baptist and Dominikus Zimmermann from Landsberg am Lech. It was consecrated in 1733.

A previous church was incorporated into the Sießen monastery in 1348 and redesigned in Baroque style in the 17th century. In their place there is now a guest house of the monastery.


In the monastery, an exhibition room commemorates the most famous nun from Sießen, the painter and draftsman Maria Innocentia Hummel .


Every year at the end of September, pilgrims from all German-speaking countries come to Sießen for the St. Francis Festival, which takes place in the monastery . The Children's Franciscus Festival takes place on May 1st every year , among others Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Maria Renz was a guest in 2005 .

Farm buildings of the Sießen monastery

Individual evidence

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Web links

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Coordinates: 48 ° 0 ′ 1.4 "  N , 9 ° 28 ′ 26.4"  E