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The workshop will take place in Kloster Seeon (Monastery Seeon), a Benedictine monastery, was founded in 994 on an island in the lake Klostersee. At the end of the 11th, century the abbey church was re-built in the Romanesque style, but the building stood for only about 100 years. Around 1180, it was replaced by the present church building. Early 15th, century the parts of the building were altered in Gothic style. The monastery was partly destroyed by a fire in 1561 and re-built in the 17th century in Barque style, despite the Thirty Years’ War. Before the monastery was secularized in 1803 it was a place of learning and culture. Haydn was a guest, and Mozart was active here between 1767 and 1769. Following frequent changes of ownership and use, the monastery has been transformed into a conference and meeting center in 1993.

The monastery is located a few kilometers north of the largest lake of Bavaria, the Chiemsee, which is the third largest lake in Germany. Kloster Seeon is situated in the middle of a small lake and hosts a nice garden restaurant with an open terrace built into the lake.

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