General Information 

The Venue

Banz Monastery, Bad Staffelstein

Originally established as a fortress, Banz was converted into a monastery around 1070. Benedictine spirit henceforth shaped life on Banzberg.

Significant architects of their time, such as Leonhard and Johann Dientzenhofer, as well as Balthasar Neumann, created the fundamentally redesigned Baroque complex.

In the 1930s, the missionary order of the "Community of the Holy Angels" assumed control of the buildings as a monastery operation. Since 1978, Banz Monastery has been owned by the Hanns-Seidel Foundation. The structures were renovated, restored, and developed into a modern educational and meeting center.

Pictures by Brigitte Sauer; HSS

How to get there


When coming by plane, the closest airports are the Albrecht Dürer airport in Nürnberg (NUE) or the airport in Frankfurt Main (FRA).

Arrival by train and bus/taxi

A bus transfer between Würzburg - Banz will be organized and communicated in due time if there is enough need for it.

The closest train station that can be reached by Deutsche Bahn is either Lichtenfels or Bad Staffelstein, being 8km and 5km away from the Banz monastery respectively. From Lichtenfels you can reach the monastery by Taxi. Between Bad Staffelstein and Banz, you can also use the (on-demand) bus route 1254. Please request your ride at least 60min before departure. For rides before 8:00am, the request must be made the day before midnight (phone number: 09571/189080)

How to reach us by car

Motorway A3 from Nürnberg to Fürth/Erlangen, continue on A73 to exit 14 Bad Staffelstein-Kurzentrum, from here follow signs to "Kloster Banz".

From Schweinfurt/Würzburg via A70 to Bamberg, continue on A73 to exit 14 Bad Staffelstein-Kurzentrum, from here follow signs to "Kloster Banz".

From Erfurt/Suhl via A73 to exit 12 Lichtenfels-Nord, from here follow signs to "Kloster Banz".

From Berlin via A9 to exit 32 Naila, then take B173 to Lichtenfels, continue on A73 to exit 12 Lichtenfels-Nord or exit 14 Bad Staffelstein-Kurzentrum, from here follow signs to "Kloster Banz".There are numerous parking slots available, additional to charging stations for electrical cars (for a fee)

Navigation System Information:

GPS Coordinates: 50°08'02" N / 11°00'02" E


Kloster Banz 1 | 96231 Bad Staffelstein

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