Preetz Priory is a former German Benedictine monastery of nuns founded in 1211 by Graf Albrecht of Orlamünde, nephew of King Valdemar II of Denmark. He founded it following a mystical experience which he later recounted happened while he was stalking a deer. After following it into a glen, the deer stood still and he suddenly saw a gleaming cross appear between its antlers. He felt that the site was a holy place which he called the Field of Mary and, to honor the vision, founded a monastery of nuns at a location some 4 km away. A monastery on the actual site of the vision was built only in 1260.

Suppressed in the 16th century due to the Protestant Reformation, it became an aristocratic Lutheran women's convent belonging to the Schleswig-Holstein knighthood. It continues in this capacity.



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Klosterhof 22, Preetz, Germany
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Founded: 1211
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Jürgen Brauer (2 years ago)
Netter Weihnachtsmarkt , sogar mal mit selbst gebasteltem und nicht nur gekaufter Kram.
Björn Heymann (2 years ago)
Schöner kleiner Weihnachtsmarkt gewesen mit schönen Ständen und Tannenbaumverkauf.
JaWei (2 years ago)
Ein schnuckeliger Weihnachtsmarkt, tolle Atmosphäre und es gab mal was anderes zu Essen: Wildsuppe und Wildfrikadellen, sehr lecker.
Ralf Reiter (2 years ago)
Der kleine Weihnachtsmarkt ist jedes Jahr ein Traum. Nur die Wildspezialitäten werden in viel zu viel Fett gebraten. Ansonsten super! Weiter so.
Milan Jovicic (2 years ago)
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