Initially this was a Benedictine monastery, but later became a house of Augustinian canons. The abbey was dissolved during the secularisation of 1803 and the buildings were mostly demolished between 1805 and 1807.
The unique library of Polling Abbey was restored in 1970-1975 and amy be visited by arrangement with the Verein der Freunde des Pollinger Bibliotheksaals e.V. .
A hospice is also accommodated in the remaining premises on the former abbey site.
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