The Weltenburg Monastery is a Benedictine Abbey (Abbey of St. George) in Weltenburg, a district of Kelheim on the Danube river in Niederbayern. It lies above the Danube cross in a Danube loop. The monastery belongs to the Bavarian Benedictine Congregation. The main tasks of today's abbey Weltenburg are the parishioners (care of four parishes) and the reception of guests in the "meeting place St. Georg".
The “Free State of Bavaria” is renowned for being culturally unique and for the emphasis which it places on preserving its heritage and traditions. It is also extraordinarily beautiful, boasting a plethora of castles, palaces, cathedrals, abbeys and monasteries not to mention spectacular scenery. Bavaria is more than Alps, men in “lederhosen” (leather pants), women in “dirndl” (traditional dresses) and frothy glasses of beer by the “maβ” (liter).