Scheyern is the county’s most significant town when it comes to history. This is where the House of Wittelsbach was “born”. The Benedictine monastery still bears witness of Scheyern’s former importance as an intellectual and political center; its impressive structure towers above Gerolsbach Valley, five kilometers south-west of the town.
Thousands of pilgrims and art enthusiasts visit Scheyern every year to examine the relic of the Holy Cross and the art treasures of the monastery.
Our Tip: A hike around the monasterial ponds and through Scheyer Forest, completed by a rest at the Monastry's beer garden.