Frauenwörth
Community ID
 
1365
 
Alternate Names
 
Frauenwörth im Chiemsee; Frauenchiemsee
 
Town
 
Chiemsee
 
Diocese
 
Salzburg
 
Modern Location
 
Chiemsee; in the governmental district of Upper Bavaria; in the administrative district of Rosenheim.
 
Corporate Status
 
Abbey
 
Dedication
 
Blessed Virgin Mary
 
Date Founded
 
770-782 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1803; refounded 1838- present
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Rule
 
Benedictine
 
Foundation Information
 

This convent was founded circa 770 by the last Adilolfing duke, Tassilo III of Bavaria, as a Benedictine double house. The house later split into a convent for women and a monastery for men in different locations (Frauenchiemsee and Chiemsee).

 
Notable Heads
 

Abbess Irmengard, daughter of Louis the German (Ludwig des Deutschen), grandson of Charlemagne (Karl der Grosse) served as the first abbess, dying here on July 16, 866.

 
Relative Wealth
 

The foundation began with a rich endowment, but encountered financial difficulties during the Succession War of 1504.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The church was destroyed in 1803.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Staatsbibliothek in Munich contains two manuscripts from this house: #Cgm 845 and Clm 27442.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In 1803 under guidelines for general secularization, the convent was dissolved and all its possessions were assumed by the Bavarian state. In 1836/8 the convent was refounded by Ludwig I of Bavaria under the condition that it run schools on both the Chiemsee islands.

 
Admin. Notes
 

unknown source[4]Hist. Staetten, 191. HILPISCH, Stephanus. Geschichte der Benediktinerinnen,24.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Contributors Notes
 

After the canonization of S. Irmengard (Dec. 1928), this convent became a pilgrimage site for those wishing to visit her grave. The convent currently runs the Volksschule of both of the islands on the Chiemsee. http://www.bayern.de/HDBG/ks/ksstart.htm

 
Date Started
 
770
 
Date Finished
 
1803
 
Length
 
1554