The museum in the monastery Asbach is closed at the moment because of fire protection works!
Asbach Monastery is located near Rotthalmünster in the district of Passau and its exhibition is part of the Bavarian National Museum. The collection is divided into three thematic areas:
Medieval works of art
Part of the collection consists of impressions of medieval works of art. Among the highlights of the moulded works are Wolfgang Leb's Ebersberg founder's grave and Erasmus Grasser's Morisk dancers. The impressions today sometimes even surpass the original. The casts of the architectural sculpture at Regensburg Cathedral are true to detail, the original has been damaged by the weather in the meantime.
Wrought iron exhibition
On the upper floor of the monastery there is an exhibition of wrought iron from the 15th to the 19th century. On display are locks and keys, chests and fittings, but also larger works such as guild and inn signs or grids. In addition, information is provided on various production techniques.
The history of popular belief in Europe
The collection of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Kriss deals with popular beliefs in Europe. The objects originate from several Central European countries from the period from the 17th to the 20th century. In the 1920s, the folklorist and religious scholar began to collect reverse glass paintings, rosaries and prayer books, protective and blessing materials, votive offerings and votive pictures as well as sculptures and paintings of saints and depictions of Christ and Mary.
How to get there
Asbach Monastery is located between Bad Griesbach and Rotthalmünster and can be reached via the B388. The nearest motorway exit on the A3 (Deggendorf-Passau-Linz) is Pocking.