Marienmünster of Dießen

  • Dießen am Ammersee mit Marienmünster ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Marienmünster Innenraum q ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Dießen am Ammersee und Umgebung

With its rich ceiling paintings, the so called „Dießener Himmel“ created by a famous artist of the 18th century, the monastery “Marienmünster“ in Dießen ist one of the most brilliant baroque churches in Germany.

Guided Tours available from Monday through Friday after phone arrangement only.

The Marienmünster is the biggest highlight in Dießen. It was built in the years between 1732-1739 by the baroque master Johann Michael Fischer. Until 1803 it served as center of the former Augustiner-Chorherrenstift Dießen. The impressive building has a wonderful splendid interior design. The high altar was designed by Francois Cuvilliés, the ceiling painting by Johann Georg Bergmüller. The stucco work was done by the brothers Feichtmayr, one pulpit derives from Johann Baptist Straub. The altar paintings by the two Italians Tiepolo and Pittoni and the St. Peters statue by Erasmus Grasser are also worth seeing.