I forgot the exact date when we last visited Plankstetten Abbey last 2009. Thanks to the information on my picture files that says we were there July 19, 2009. It is then almost one and a half years ago. Plankstetten Abbey, called in German as Kloster Plankstetten is a Benedictine monastery located between Berching and Beilngries in Bavaria, Germany.
I could still remember that we were on the way to Beilngries as we passed-by this place. I immediately told hubby to stop-by so that I can take a closer look at it. We visited first its church and we went inside its compound. After a bit sightseeing, I went to the monastery’s shop. I would suggest that they need to find a business card printing company to make calling cards for them. I was looking for some to give to some friends but I can’t find one. I also forgot to ask for it.
Don’t you know that this monastery is engaged in farming and producing organic products. They have their own farm, nursery for plants and a butchery and a bakery. They also have a shop inside where you can buy items such as books, greeting cards, souvenirs and a lot more. If I am not mistaken, they are also brewing their own organic beer.
It is a member of the Bavarian Congregation of the Benedictine Confederation. The monastery was founded in 1129 as a private monastery of the bishops of Eichstätt by Count Ernst of Hirschberg and his brother Gebhard of Hirschberg, Bishop of Eichstätt. The Romanesque crypt remains from the time of the foundation.