Kloster Asbach

Kloster Asbach


94094 Asbach
Markt Rotthalmünster
+49 8533 2300

Currently closed.

Kloster Asbach innen

The Asbach Monastery Branch Museum houses an extensive collection of moulds of Medieval works of art from Old Bavaria as well as important examples of wrought iron works from the 15th to the 19th century. In addition, large sections of Dr Rudolf Kriss’ collection are on display, which was endowed to the State of Bavaria in 1951. It comprises objects relating to folklore dating from the 17th to the 20th century from various Central European countries.


Kr A 743 D158808

Spiritual medicine cabinet – Collection Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kriss

D147702 Figur Kopie Moriskentaenzer MA 2649

Copy of a morris dancer by Erasmus Grasser

Kloster Asbach von aussen

View on the church

History of the branch museum


Founded towards the end of the 11th century, the Benedictine monastery of Asbach was once the cultural and spiritual centre of the Rott Valley in Lower Bavaria. Founded in 1976, the Kulturkreis Kloster Asbach e.V., acquired and renovated the former monastery with the help of private donations and public subsidies. In 1983, the cloister and part of the former monastery building were given to the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum. One year later, the Asbach Monastery Branch Museum opened in the same premises.

Arrival & Contact

How to get there

The Asbach Monastery Branch Museum is currently closed for renovation work.


Kloster Asbach
94094 Asbach
Markt Rotthalmünster


Contact at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum:
Dr. Thomas Schindler