The current baroque building of the dominating Klosteranlage Heilig Kreuz, or Monastery of the Holy Cross, dates from 1720, but its history began when Count Mangold I brought back a relic of Emperor Constantine's mother from Byzantium in 1030. It's an outstanding example of the distinctive churches built and decorated in the school of Wessobrunn, which flourished in the 17th and 18th centuries and often employed elaborate stucco decorations.

The site that draws the greatest numbers of visitors is the Käthe-Kruse-Puppen-Museum, Pflegstrasse 21a (tel. 0906/789170). Inside, you'll find a small-scale collection of the dolls and dollhouses that were designed by master artisan Käthe-Kruse, whose most prolific period during the 1950s and 1960s has been called a high point in the history of doll making. April to October, it's open Tuesday to Sunday 2 to 5pm; November to March it is open Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday 2 to 5pm. Entrance costs 2.50€ for adults, 1.50€ for children and students.

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