Frankenthal, Germany

In 1119 an Augustinian monastery was built in Frankenthal, the ruins of which, known after the founder, as the Erkenbertruine, still stand today in the town centre. The former church was destroyed during World War II in 1943.


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Frankenthal, Germany
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Founded: 1119
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)


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Stefan Zissel (8 months ago)
We are here every year at the straw hat festival with the volunteer fire brigade Frankenthal ?? Always an experience!!! But we also spent great hours at the open-air cinema.
Michael Boroczk (9 months ago)
Some of the oldest ruins in Frankenthal. This is truly historical.
Werner Schäfer (12 months ago)
Oldest building in Frankenthal. Wonderful details. Free visit. Some events take place here indoors.
P (2 years ago)
Jürgen Maring (2 years ago)
Depending on who organizes the events in the ruins, things can be very orderly and entertaining here. The Winter Magic is currently being set up and it's great for children in particular. The adults get their money's worth in the evenings on the weekends - with live music or a DJ. In short: the location is okay - depending on who is doing what there, it can be good or bad. The potential for good is there.
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