The abbey church is an architectural jewel of the first order. The sacred building was designed by Giovanni Antonio Viscardi by order of Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria, who desired a ‘Bavarian Escorial’ (monastery and palace) in the Baroque style to upgrade the monastery founded by his ancestor Duke Louis II in 1263. Open May to October, Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. At all other times, the interior of the church can only be accessed as far as the iron gates at the front.
The Fürstenfeldbruck Museum preserves important testimonies to the cultural, artistic and historical heritage of the Fürstenfeld monastery and the town and region of Fürstenfeldbruck. The sections on the Fürstenfeld monastery, life in Bruck, and the Celts, Romans and Bavarians showcase key areas of the regional culture and history. Thanks to its varied programme of exhibitions, the museum is popular not just with locals but also with visitors from further afield. Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday from 1pm to 5pm, Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 5pm.
The Klosterladen (monastery shop) situated opposite the church offers a wide assortment of gifts and accessories for young and old: books, CDs, candles, cards and much more. The warm colours of the interior and the spacious display areas invite you to stop and linger a while. As an official information point for Fürstenfeld, the shop is well stocked with maps, brochures and leaflets. It is also the contact point for any questions concerning the abbey church or the parish of St. Magdalena. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sundays 12pm to 5pm.
With a diverse programme of changing exhibitions, the Kunsthaus Fürstenfeldbruck inspires its visitors to experience the dynamic role of the visual arts. Directly adjacent to the museum, the gallery showcases regional collections and noteworthy artists. Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday and public holidays 12pm to 5pm.
Kulturwerkstatt Haus 10
Located right in the heart of the monastery complex at Fürstenfeld, the attractive spaces of the Kulturwerstatt HAUS 10 are a magnet for artists and art-lovers from near and far. Regular exhibitions showcase a broad spectrum of contemporary art, and the varied cultural programme includes readings, talks, symposiums and courses in sculpture and graphic design. A total of 300 square metres of exhibition space is available as well as three (rentable) workshop areas.
Neue Bühne Brück
The Neue Bühne Bruck is one of the few amateur theatres to work under professional conditions: with productions all year round and a rehearsal period per play of around six weeks, the company engages professional producers and in some cases even professional actors. The theatre has won many awards including the Süddeutsche Zeitung Tassilo prize, and their repertoire covers everything from high comedy to tragedy with a focus on contemporary theatre pieces or modern adaptations of classic plays.
The Kletterinsel Fürstenfeld is the biggest high ropes park in the Munich area and enjoys an idyllic location on a peninsula of the River Amper with an uninterrupted view of the monastery and the Veranstaltungsforum. On a thrilling adventure course consisting of 32 towers and two large central platforms, climbing enthusiasts can try out 50 different activities which vary in height and degree of difficulty. Five zip lines return participants to the ground – all in all a uniquely exhilarating experience!
The Brucker Bauernmarkt (farmers’ market) has been held in the monastery complex at Fürstenfeld since 1991. Organised by a cooperative (Bauernquelle e.V), the market provides a venue for over 20 local producers to sell their high-quality organically and conventionally grown products directly to consumers. Customers value the freshness, variety and intensive flavours of the locally grown specialities. The market is open on Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm and Saturdays from 8am to 12pm.
The Reitzentrum Fürstenfeld (equestrian centre) offers an integrated approach to riding and riding tuition – everything from classical riding training through therapeutic riding and parent and child classes, right up to equestrian-themed management seminars. As well as providing the highest standards of teaching, there is a special focus placed on grooming and horse care.