CisterciansThe abbey was founded in 1240 by Konrad of Winterstetten. It was granted imperial immediacy in 1376, although it was subordinate to Salem Abbey.
Baindt Abbey was dissolved during the secularisation of 1802 and its territory transferred to the Counts of Aspermont-Linden.
The abbey church of Our Lady became the parish church, to which the remains of the founder were transferred in 1842, after demolition of the claustral buildings had begun in 1841.
The church, now dedicated to St. John the Baptist is home to a depiction of Our Lady of Ludźmierz.
In 1903 the former gatehouse of the abbey was bought by the Franciscan sisters of Heiligenbronn.
- Beck, O. (ed.), 1990: Baindt. Hortus floridus. Geschichte und Kunstwerke der früheren Zisterzienserinnen-Reichsabtei. Festschrift zur 750-Jahrfeier der Klostergründung, 1240–1990. Munich and Zurich: Schnell und Steiner. ISBN 3-7954-0727-3
- Beck, O., nd: Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Johannes Baptist in Baindt. Kunstverlag Josef Fink. ISBN 3-931820-87-4