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Augustinian Canons’ Convent of the Holy Saviour / Convent of Augustinian Canons
Polling Monastery
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Polling, Upper Bavaria, Germany

1605–1611: construction of the church tower; 1621–1626: Counter-Reformation re-design of the church; 1761–1765: partial renovation of the church interior including the relic chapel; 1755–1779: construction and furnishing of the library hall
Ecclesiastical architecture (monastery)
Design for remodeling and interior decoration of the collegiate church: Hans Krumpper (1570–1634); stucco: Georg (“Jörg”) Schmuzer (c. 1565–1645); altar sculpture: Bartholomäus Steinle (1580–1628/29); tabernacle: Johann Baptist Straub (1704–1784); ceiling paintings in the relic chapel and library: Johann Baptist Baader (1717–1780); altar wall and stucco in the relic chapel and stucco in the library: Thassilo Zöpf (1723–1807)
The church of the former Augustinian Canons in Polling, essentially a building of the Late-Gothic hall-type, served at the same time as a pilgrimage destination for the so-called Pollinger Kreuz (the Polling Cross). Significantly decorated with the important Early Baroque stuccowork of the Wessobrunn master Georg Schmuzer, it also contains a magnificent Rococo tabernacle by Johann Baptist Straub. Artistically notable 18th-century rooms include the attractive relic chapel with its intimate Rococo furnishings as well as the monastery library, whose ceiling frescos depict Enlightenment thought.

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Artistic Introduction