Maria Engelport Monastery

Treis, Germany

Maria Engelport Monastery lies in the sleepy valley of the Flaumbach, a tributary valley of the Mosel. It was founded three times during its history. The original foundation took place in 1220. According to the legend appeared to knight Emelrikus of Monreal, he lived near Treis-Karden in Fankel, two angels with burning candles and jingling bells as he was out hunting. At this place he built a church and a convent. Cistercians of the convent Klosterkumpd near Simmern were appointed to Engelport. Because of the bad living conditions, they soon moved back to their old convent.

The monastery was re-established in 1265. Count Philipp II. of Wildenburg near Treis founded the new convent. Premonstratensians which were under the control of abbey Steinfeld in the Eifel, moved in. In the Thirty Year’s War it was plundered and destroyed several times. In the year 1648 it was rebuilt. But in 1794 it was destroyed in the French revolutionary war. The nuns had to flee and were not able to come back. The majority of the building was torn down. Inside the present courtyard is reminiscent of the old church and the enclosure wall of the old convent.

Thanks to the efforts of reverend Haubrich of Pommern, the “Oblaten der Makellosen Jungfrau Maria” built the present monastery Maria Engelport on the old site in 1903. The government attached conditions to the permission of the rebuilding. Therefore the new monastery became a colonial school for the education of missionaries for the former German colony in South West Africa, today known as Namibia.



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Flaumbachtal 4, Treis, Germany
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Founded: 1220/1903
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Klaus Krebs (23 months ago)
Ein Platz um zu Glauben und loslassen der Negativen Einflüsse der doch soooo modernen Welt.
Sebastian Quirbach (2 years ago)
schöne Wallfahrtskirche, idyllisch gelegen. Romantisch gelegen am Flaumbach Schöne Wanderwege in verschiedenen Längen, aber auch für deinen kurzen Spaziergang.
M Hellwig (2 years ago)
das geistliche Umfeld ist super auch die geistliche Betreuung ist super nur das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis lässt mittlerweile zu wünschen übrig die Zimmer sind spitze aber das Essen Frühstück Mittag abendbrot steht nicht mehr im Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis und hat der habe nachgelassen leider aber ansonsten super Lage nette Betreuung wir haben da voriges Jahr geheiratet wie gesagt das geistliche Umfeld und die Seelsorge ist klasse Preis-Leistungsverhältnis für Zimmer Klasse vor allen Dingen für die Speisen die immer mikriger werden Beispiel fùr Abendessen ,bischen Tomatensuppe mit brot .oder nudel mit Kräutern reste vom Salat vom Mittagessen 8€ pro Person .. wir sind leider enttä war Mall bedeùtend besser mit der ververlegug.schade.
Jarek Gawron (2 years ago)
Kloster Maria Engelport liegt malerisch zwischen den Bergen mitten in der Natur. Im Kloster kann man gut übernachten, sich stärken, Beten/Innehalten und zur Ruhe kommen. Es herrscht eine wundervolle Atmosphäre. In der näheren Umgebung kann man gut wandern sowie die in der Nähe befindliche Hängeseilbrücke bestaunen und begehen. Diese zählt zu den längsten Hängeseilbrücken Deutschlands und hinterlässt einen großen Eindruck beim Überqueren.
Dirk Ironleaf (2 years ago)
Das Kloster liegt direkt an der Straße. Es ist eine große Anlage mit Kirche, ehemaligen Stallungen und Wohngemeinschaft der Nonnen. Es liegt an der Jakobsroute. Ein schöner Ort mit Café jedoch nur am Sonntag.
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