Raitenhaslach Abbey stands on the banks of the Salzach River five kilometers from Burghausen. Since 2004 it has belonged to the city. This monastery of the XII century was the first Cistercian abbey in Bavaria. The old part of the complex includes the church and the water tower of the XVI century, while the new part with residential buildings was built in the Baroque style in the XVIII century. The original three-aisled Romanesque basilica was richly decorated in the Bavarian baroque style in the middle of the XVIII century. It is important to pay attention to the altars, the frescoes with scenes from the life of St. Bernard by Johann Zick and the tombstones of the Wittelsbachs that ruled over Bavaria. The Pope’s Room is open to the public at the residence of the prelate for the first time in a long period. According to legend, Pope Pius IV spent a night in that room. It has been preserved intact since the 1760s.
The Baroque stone hall and the stage in the courtyard of the monastery often host concerts and art exhibitions. In June, the monks and nuns of the nearby monasteries organize a fair in Raitenhaslach’s garden, during which sweets and pastries are sold.