TUM academy centre Raitenhaslach

Located in the far southeast of Bavaria, a stone's throw from Austria and in the geopolitical context of the European Region Danube-Moldau, the TUM academy centre Raitenhaslach, a former Cistercian monastery, is an international scientific meeting place with a European profile.

International scientific meeting place

Just five kilometres away from Burghausen, the opening of the TUM academy centre Raitenhaslach in June 2016 marked the realisation of a forward-looking opportunity: as an academic think tank at European level, the prelate building of the former monastery is now a prestigious conference location for international seminars, symposiums and congresses.

The prelate building of the monastery has been owned by Burghausen Town Council since 2002. In partnership with the internationally renowned Technical University of Munich (TUM), Burghausen has developed a visionary showpiece: the historic building has been renovated superbly in line with conservation guidelines, fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and repurposed. 

From 2011 to 2016, the former monastery site with the prelate floor as its centrepiece was extensively renovated and fitted with state-of-the-art equipment. (Photo: KommExpert)

Academic management meetings, student association weekends, international conferences and executive committee meetings of the university are now held here in historical surroundings. The TUM academy centre Raitenhaslach is also open to external companies as a conference venue.


International academics come to Raitenhaslach for planning meetings of university managers and the faculties of the TUM as well as doctoral seminars of the TUM Graduate School. Pictured: The “Aula maior”, known as the “stone hall”. (Photo: Astrid Eckert/TUM)
Facts and figures
  • Location: Southeast Bavaria, near the Austrian border, right next to the European Region Danube-Moldau
  • Vision: Academic European think tank and conference venue
  • “Prelate floor” of the former monastery complex as the heart of the meeting centre
  • Project planning and development of the operator model by Burghausen Town Council and the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
  • Construction period: 2011 to 2016
  • Opening on 4 June 2016
  • Total costs approx. €20 million
  • Space for up to 400 seminar attendees
  • 11 seminar rooms from 30 to 53 m²
  • Aula Maior “stone hall” (space for up to 190 people)
  • 1,000 m² usable space on four storeys