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A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Schloss Banz

Construction of this former monastery began in 1698. The church, built in Baroque style, was consecrated in 1719. The main altar, the chancel and the statues of saints in the church and on the facade are by Balthasar Esterbauer; the ceiling frescoes are by Melchior Steidl. In 1933 Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria sold the buildings to the Community of the Holy Angels (“Gemeinschaft von den heiligen Engeln”), an order dedicated to the spiritual care of expatriate Germans.

Since 1978 the former monastery has been in the possession of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, an organisation closely associated with the political party the CSU in Bavaria, and is used as a conference centre.