Welcome to the monastery shop of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Georg Weltenburg!
In our monastery shop right next to the abbey church we offer you a selection of different items:
- Bible editions
- spiritual and theological literature
- picture books
- Books for children and young readers
- gift books
- gift and greeting cards
- Wood carvings, icons, bronze art and other religious art items
- Candles for all sorts of occasions: christening and wedding candles,
- decorative candles made by hand
- religious jewelry made of silver, gold, stainless steel and other materials
- Beers from the Weltenburg monastery brewery with the right glasses, mugs, etc.
- Weltenburg monastery liqueur and monastery bitters and other monastic distillates
- and much more
We look forward to welcoming you to our monastery shop.
P. Lukas M. Steinebrunner OSB and team.
Benedictine Abbey of Weltenburg History and art
Lothar Altmann, Stephanie Haarländer, Thomas M. Freihart OSB
Regensburg 2019. Softcover with flaps, 17x24 cm. 96 pages
with 67 color illustrations, 1 s/2 illustration, 1 floor plan, 1 elevation
The venerable Benedictine monastery at Weltenburg at the beginning of the wildly romantic breakthrough of the Danube through the Franconian Jura owes its current reputation above all to its baroque church of European standing. The painter and architect Cosmas Damian Asam (1688–1739), who designed the building, and his brother Egid Quirin (1692–1750), who worked here as a sculptor and plasterer, equipped the church into a baroque total work of art.
The medieval historian Dr. Stephanie Haarländer sheds light on the legendary early history of the monastery and outlines its history up to the present. The art historian Dr. Lothar Altmann reports on the history of the building and furnishings of the monastery and church, describes the location and layout of the monastery and explains the architecture and furnishings of the Asam Church. A digression is also dedicated to the pilgrimage church U. L. Frau on the Frauenberg. Abbot Thomas M. Freihart OSB presents Benedictine life in Weltenburg today. Short biographies of the artists and craftsmen working in Weltenburg as well as extensive references to literature complete the richly illustrated volume. The photos were recreated by the well-known Munich photographer Achim Bunz.
ISBN 978–3‑7954–43441‑0 English
History and present
Edited by Georg Schwaiger
Weißenhorn 2014. Linen with dust jacket. 21.5x22.5cm. 528 pages
With 248 mostly color plate illustrations.
coffee and espresso
In the restaurants of the Weltenbruger Klosterbetriebe GmbH we serve coffee specialties from Dinzler. So that you can take some of this top quality coffee home with you or bring it to your friends and acquaintances, we offer you both the espresso and the coffee blend in our monastery shop.
Available as whole beans or ground.
250 g l EUR 6,90
Arabica beans from South and Central America were combined with top African coffees for the espresso we serve. Strong in aroma and strong in taste, the magazine Der Feinschmecker voted this extraordinary blend the best espresso in Germany.
Our coffee is based on a balanced blend of Colombian coffees. It is characterized by a mild acidity, a soft and fine aroma and a strong, round taste.
Available as whole beans or ground.
250 g l EUR 6.90
The labels are decorated with the artist brothers Egid Quirin and Cosmas Damian Asam, as depicted in our monastery church. We hope that while enjoying our coffee specialties you will think back to a beautiful day in Weltenburg Abbey with its Asam Church, the Danube Gorge and one of the most beautiful beer gardens in Bavaria, or that you can make your friends and acquaintances happy with this small souvenir.
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday to Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Christmas Eve (December 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th)
Subject to change
Weltenburger Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Monastery shop & bookstore
Telephone +49 9441 204–0