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Welcome to the Kreuzberg!

The “Holy Mountain of Franconia”

In the scenic Rhön Mountains

Warm welcome…

As a place of pilgrimage, the Kreuzberg has a centuries-old tradition that earned it the nickname “Holy Mountain of the Franconians”. However, the construction of the Franciscan monastery did not begin until 1677. Actually, so the legend goes, it was supposed to be built in a completely different place, but the stones, which were brought to the intended place day after day, inexplicably found themselves on the Kreuzberg overnight. So the monastery was built on the Kreuzberg and completed in 1692. The monastery has had its own brewery since 1731. The famous Kreuzberg beer is brewed here. Yes, even then the Franciscans knew what is good. A stop at the monastery tavern is highly recommended.

Today the brothers look after the pilgrimage church. Their tasks include the pilgrimage pastoral care and the celebration of the services on the Kreuzberg.
The brewery and the entire guest business is in the hands of the Franziskaner Klosterbetriebe GmbH

Kloster Kirche
Altar Kloster-Kirche
Drei Kreuze auf dem Kreuzberg

The house community

Korbinian Klinger

Korbinian Klinger

Chaplain and Guardian of the House

Email: korbinian.klinger@franziskaner.de

Georg Andlinger

Georg Andlinger

Chaplain and Deputy Guardian

Email: georg.andlinger@franziskaner.de

Ludwig Kiesl

Ludwig Kiesl


Ludwig Kiesl

Norbert Stumpf


Community of the Franciscans on the Kreuzberg


Regular church services

Working days
9:00 a.m. St. industrial fair
Every first Friday of the month (Sacred Heart Friday) after St. Mass silent Eucharistic Adoration until 10 am.

On Sundays and public holidays
9:00 a.m. St. industrial fair
11:00 a.m. St. industrial fair

offer of confession

weekdays after St. Mass at 9 a.m.

Saturday 3 p.m.

Sunday 8.30am and 10.30am

You are also welcome to arrange an individual appointment for a confession with P. Korbinian: 09772 912414

care of the pilgrims

Registration and information:
Kreuzberg Monastery
Kreuzberg 2
97653 Bischofsheim / Rhön
phone 09772 / 9124-0

Opening times from
Monastery church and candle chapel/prayer room

from April to October
8:15 am to 8:00 pm

from November to March
8:15 am to 6:00 pm


Phone: 09772 / 91 24-0
Email: kreuzberg@franziskaner.de

You are also welcome to contact us via social media.

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Franziskaner Klosterbetriebe GmbH
Kreuzberg 2
97653 Bischofsheim

Phone: +49 (0) 9772 9124 0
Fax: +49 (0) 9772 9124 43