data privacy statement

We are pleased about your vis­it to our web­site and your inter­est in our facil­i­ties and ser­vices. We take the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very seri­ous­ly. Regard­ing the col­lec­tion, pro­cess­ing and use of per­son­al data, all Ger­man church offices are sub­ject to the pro­vi­sions of the Church Data Pro­tec­tion Act (KDG),, as well as all oth­er applic­a­ble church and state data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions. With this Data Pri­va­cy State­ment, we wish to inform you about the type, extent and pur­pose of the col­lec­tion and use of per­son­al data on this website.

Data security officer:

Com­mon Monas­tic Data Pro­tec­tion Officer
Ger­man Con­fer­ence of Supe­ri­ors of Reli­gious Orders, South (GDSB SÜD)
Oper­a­tional Data Secu­ri­ty Officer
Mr. Jupp Joachimski       Herr Johann Guttenberger
Pre­sid­ing Judge at the Bavar­i­an Supreme Court, ret.       Benedik­tin­er­a­btei Wel­tenburg (Bene­dic­tine Abbey Weltenburg)
Wit­tels­bacher­ring 9       Asam­straße 32
53115 Bonn       93309 Kel­heim
Tel. Tues­days from 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
at +49 (0)173 8467227
      Tel. +49 (0)9441 204–100
Email:       Email:

Information regarding the Equal Treatment Act

For rea­sons of ease of leg­i­bil­i­ty, we have refrained from using lan­guage dif­fer­en­ti­at­ing gen­ders. As in all church-relat­ed reg­u­la­tions, all gen­der-relat­ed ref­er­ences on this web­site are intend­ed to equal­ly include both genders. 

Terms of Use

Text, images, graph­ics and the design of this web­site may be sub­ject to copy­right law protection.

How­ev­er, the fol­low­ing are not pro­tect­ed under copy­right laws in accor­dance with §5 of the Ger­many Copy­right Law (UrhG):

Laws, reg­u­la­tions, offi­cial decrees and notices as well as rul­ings and offi­cial guide­lines on rul­ings and oth­er offi­cial works which have been pub­lished in the offi­cial inter­est of gen­er­al­ly inform­ing the pub­lic, with the lim­i­ta­tion that the pro­vi­sions regard­ing pro­hib­it­ed alter­ations and indi­ca­tion of sources as stip­u­lat­ed in §62 Sec. 1 to 3 and §63 Sec. 1 and 2 of the UrhG shall apply accordingly.

Pri­vate per­sons shall gen­er­al­ly be allowed to use copy­right­ed mate­r­i­al for pri­vate and oth­er per­son­al use with­in the con­text of §53 UrhG. How­ev­er, any dupli­ca­tion or use of copy­right­ed mate­r­i­al from this web­site or parts there­of in oth­er elec­tron­ic or print­ed pub­li­ca­tions and their pub­li­ca­tion shall only be per­mit­ted upon per­mis­sion of the web­site oper­a­tor. Repro­duc­tion and inter­pre­ta­tion are gen­er­al­ly per­mit­ted, pro­vid­ed that the source is named.

Text, images, graph­ics and oth­er files, either in full or in part, may also be sub­ject to the copy­right laws of third par­ties. The per­son respon­si­ble for con­tent can pro­vide fur­ther infor­ma­tion regard­ing the pos­si­ble exis­tence of the rights of third par­ties to con­tent on this web­site, inso­far as said rights have not already been indi­cat­ed by cor­re­spond­ing remarks. 

Data Protection

The web serv­er of Wel­tenburg­er Kloster­be­triebe GmbH is oper­at­ed by 1&1 IONOS SE. With each retrieval of an inter­net file, the fol­low­ing access data is collected:

  • the page from which the file was retrieved (refer­rer)
  • the name of the retrieved data/file
  • the date and time of retrieval
  • the vol­ume of data transferred
  • the access sta­tus (file trans­ferred, file not found, etc.)
  • the descrip­tion of the web brows­er type used and/or oper­at­ing sys­tem used
  • the IP address of the retriev­ing computer

The col­lect­ed data shall only be used in an anonymised fash­ion for tech­ni­cal or sta­tis­ti­cal pur­pos­es; no com­par­isons are made with oth­er data­bas­es nor is the data revealed to third par­ties, even in excerpts. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion is avail­able at:


Cook­ies (small files) or JAVA applets may be used in the infor­ma­tion offered by Wel­tenburg­er Kloster­be­triebe GmbH. Most browsers are set such that the use of cook­ies is accept­ed, but this func­tion can also be dis­abled for the dura­tion of indi­vid­ual use or per­ma­nent­ly via the cor­re­spond­ing set­ting of the respec­tive inter­net brows­er. You can set your brows­er to either auto­mat­i­cal­ly accept or refuse all cook­ies or to ask you each time if you wish to accept or refuse them. Fol­low­ing an annu­al eval­u­a­tion of access to our web­site, the stored data is delet­ed. An eval­u­a­tion takes place month­ly and annu­al­ly, and dele­tion takes place in Jan­u­ary of the fol­low­ing year.

Entry of personal data

It is not gen­er­al­ly nec­es­sary to pro­vide us with your per­son­al infor­ma­tion when using our web­site. How­ev­er, if you would like to take advan­tage of cer­tain ser­vices, such as room reser­va­tions, con­fer­ence enquiries, book­ing church tours or the vis­i­tor cen­tre, etc., it is nec­es­sary to pro­vide us with cer­tain data. 

Collection of personal data

Among the ser­vices offered by Wel­tenburg­er Kloster­be­triebe GmbH, there is the oppor­tu­ni­ty to enter per­son­al or busi­ness data (email address­es, names, postal address­es) for cor­re­spon­dence with you, pro­cess­ing orders, feed­back and, if applic­a­ble, for sub­scrib­ing to newslet­ters or par­tic­i­pat­ing in dis­cus­sion forums. The use of the ser­vices offered shall be explic­it­ly on a vol­un­tary basis on the part of the user.

Per­son­al data shall only be col­lect­ed by us and, if required, passed on, if it is per­mit­ted by law. Under no cir­cum­stances will said data be trans­ferred to areas out­side of the EU. Legal per­mis­sion for rel­e­vant pro­cess­ing is based on Art. 6 of the EU Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) for the fol­low­ing reasons:

  • a per­son has grant­ed autho­ri­sa­tion for the pro­cess­ing of his or her respec­tive per­son­al data for one or more purposes;
  • for pro­cess­ing in the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract whose con­trac­tu­al par­ty is the per­son in ques­tion or for the con­duc­tion of any nec­es­sary pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­sures which are per­formed upon the request of the respec­tive person;
  • when the pro­cess­ing is required for the ful­fil­ment of a legal oblig­a­tion to which the respon­si­ble per­son is subject.

Storage, right to information, deletion

When we store data based on an exist­ing autho­ri­sa­tion (see above), it shall only be done for as long as the data is actu­al­ly need­ed for the giv­en pur­pose. Data no longer need­ed is delet­ed at the end of the last year of use.

Upon request, we will glad­ly pro­vide you with infor­ma­tion regard­ing the per­son­al infor­ma­tion we have col­lect­ed about you.

The dele­tion of stored per­son­al data is done when you have revoked your autho­ri­sa­tion to store said data, when said data is no longer required for the ful­fil­ment of the pur­pose for which it was col­lect­ed or if the stor­age of said data is not per­mit­ted for oth­er legal reasons.

If the col­lect­ed data is incor­rect, the respec­tive per­son can request their correction.

Electronic mail (email)

Infor­ma­tion that you send to us unen­crypt­ed via elec­tron­ic mail (email) may be accessed by third par­ties and read dur­ing trans­mis­sion. In gen­er­al, we can­not ver­i­fy your iden­ti­ty and do not know who the actu­al own­er of the email address is. Thus, legal­ly com­pli­ant com­mu­ni­ca­tion can­not be guar­an­teed through sim­ple emails. As do many email providers, we employ fil­ters against unde­sired adver­tis­ing (SPAM fil­ters), which, in a few cas­es, can also erro­neous­ly fil­ter out and delete nor­mal emails. Emails which con­tain mali­cious pro­grams (virus­es) are always auto­mat­i­cal­ly delet­ed by us.

If you wish to send us sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion, we rec­om­mend send­ing it via con­ven­tion­al post.

Use of Google Maps

Our web­site employs the com­po­nent “Google Maps” from the com­pa­ny Google Inc., 1600 Amphithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 983043 USA, here­inafter referred to as “Google”. For every invo­ca­tion of the com­po­nent “Google Maps”, Google sets a cook­ie in order to process user set­tings and data in the dis­play of the page in which the “Google Maps” com­po­nent is inte­grat­ed. This cook­ie is gen­er­al­ly not delet­ed when the brows­er is closed, but rather expires after a cer­tain peri­od of time if it is not man­u­al­ly delet­ed by you before that time.

If you do not agree to pro­cess­ing your data, you have the option of deac­ti­vat­ing the “Google Maps” ser­vice and thus pre­vent­ing the trans­mis­sion of data to Google. To do so, you have to deac­ti­vate the Java Script func­tion in your brows­er. How­ev­er, we wish to point out that you will then either not be able to use “Google Maps” or only be able to use it in lim­it­ed form.

The use of “Google Maps” and of infor­ma­tion acquired via “Google Maps” is done accord­ing to the Google terms of use at and the addi­tion­al terms of busi­ness for “Google Maps” at

Use of YouTube components with extended data protection mode

Our web­site employs com­po­nents (videos) of the firm YouTube, LLC 901 Cher­ry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, an enter­prise of Google Inc., 1600 Amphithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 983043 USA. In doing so, we employ YouTube’s option­al set­ting “extend­ed data pro­tec­tion mode”. When you retrieve a page in which a video is embed­ded, a con­nec­tion to the YouTube serv­er is estab­lished and the con­tent is dis­played in your brows­er. Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion from YouTube, in “extend­ed data pro­tec­tion mode”, data, espe­cial­ly per­tain­ing to which web­site you have vis­it­ed, is only trans­ferred to the YouTube serv­er when you watch the video. If you are simul­ta­ne­ous­ly logged into YouTube, this infor­ma­tion will be allo­cat­ed to your YouTube account. You can pre­vent this from occur­ring by log­ging out of your YouTube account before vis­it­ing our website. 

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on YouTube data pro­tec­tion is avail­able at Google via the fol­low­ing link:

Video surveillance at the Weltenburg Abbey

Infor­ma­tion on video sur­veil­lance on the premis­es of the Wel­tenburg Abbey is avail­able here (PDF ~ 120 kb).