Hejnice Franciscan Abbey

Hejnice, Czech Republic

According to a legend, a pilgrimage church was founded in Hejnice already in 1211. The first written mention of Hejnice is from 1381. In 1692, count František Gallas established a Franciscan monastery, which helped the visibility of the village.

The former Franciscan monastery and its pilgrimage Church of the Visitation are the most valuable buildings in Hejnice. Today the monastery premises are used for cultural and social purposes and provide accommodation.

The Church of the Visitation was originally a small wooden church from the 14th century, which was gradually expanded. The most valuable object is a wooden Gothic sculpture of the Black Madonna from 1380. In front of the church stands the Marian column from 1695.


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Hejnice, Czech Republic
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Founded: 1692
Category: Religious sites in Czech Republic


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Agni M'yeska (8 months ago)
Beautiful place with amazing atmosphere! Silence and quiet to open your mind and soul. Wanna be here again and again.
Marc Ello (14 months ago)
Great place with great view. Good point to start a trip to surrounding mountains ⛰️
Lex Universe (2 years ago)
The landmark of Hejnice. One of the most beautiful churches :)
Thorsten Hecht (4 years ago)
Great and peaceful hotel
Sarah Follie (4 years ago)
Beautiful architecture and still in amazing shape!
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