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Address: Schweinfurter Str. 40 | Münsterschwarzach, 97359 Schwarzach am Main, Bavaria, Germany
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A modern but very old Abbey still in operation

It is not easy to see an Abbey so succesful in operation as this one. The building from the 1930's but it was a very old Carolingian Abbey and dissolved with the secularisation of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 March 2016
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Bad Honnef, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

It is not easy to see an Abbey so succesful in operation as this one. The building from the 1930's but it was a very old Carolingian Abbey and dissolved with the secularisation of 1803. Simple and robust lines of the church, there are many activities in the Abbey, seminars, religious shop, very much visited baker and butcher wher you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

Originally an 18th century Baroque basilica (architect Balthasar Neumann), consecrated in 1743 by Bishop Friedrich Karl von Schönborn. 1738 frescoes in the cupolas by Holzer and ceiling fresco by M Günther. 1803 Monastery and church were abrogated during the Bavarian secularisation. The monastic buildings were auctioned off. In 1805 the abbey church was sold and deconsecrated. In 1810 the buildings... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2011

Founded before 788 by Fastrada, the third wife of Charlemagne as convent. The abbey is dedicated to the Holy Saviour, the Virgin Mary and Saint Felicity. Private foundation of the Carolingian ruling house: the abbesses were daughters of the imperial family, for example Theodrada (853) daughter of Charlemagne. After the death of the last Carolingian abbess in 877, Bertha, the... More 

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