About the venue

The European Summer Research Institute will take place in the Benedictine Abbey (nunnery) of Frauenwörth which is situated in a beautiful, unspoiled landscape at the edge of the Bavarian Alps on the Fraueninsel (The Women’s Island) on Lake Chiemsee. The Fraueninsel has a surface area of 12 hectares and a comfortable walk around the whole shoreline takes only about 20 minutes. The island is one of the oldest cultural sites in the Chiemgau.

The long and varied history, the landscape, the people of the area, pilgrimages to the Blessed Irmengard and the spiritual community have all shaped this marvellous place and give it a special atmosphere and attraction.



Full board (buffet style) will be provided for participants. The vegetarian food will be catered by a local team of dedicated chefs.


Accommodation will be within the premises of the convent. We cannot accommodate personal rooming requests as no single rooms are available. Participants will have to share rooms with other attendees.