Sankt Märgen Abbey

Sankt Märgen, Germany

Between 1115 and 1118 the Augustinian monastery was established in Sankt Märgen by Count Bruno von Haigerloch-Wiesneck, Chancellor of Henry V and Provost of Straßburg, as competition to the Zähringen-founded Benedictine monastery of St. Peter auf dem Schwarzwald. The town and the monastery were dependent upon each other for many years. In 1716 a two-steepled Baroque monastery church was built, and the life of the community underwent a revival, until 1806 when the monastery was given up.



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Founded: 1115-1118
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)


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Hermann Brenig (9 months ago)
Always worth a trip. Beautiful church and well-kept monastery garden. All buildings are in great shape.
Lutz Rosenbusch (13 months ago)
It was a very good tour of the clock museum. Completely professional, even with the incident with the girl. So always recommended. Unfortunately we didn't go to church because there was a thunderstorm approaching and I wanted to go to the hotel. A pity
Joey Schubert (4 years ago)
Beautiful place with historical building sites. If you are in the Black Forest, St. Märgen and St. Peter with their picturesque surroundings are definitely worth a visit. I've been here several times and the town center, marked by the historic monastery and its museum, comes from a picture book. The Black Forest with its beauty is combined with the beauties of the old buildings and a perfect location for further excursions even in bad weather.
Hans Löffler (5 years ago)
Beautiful, picturesque place. There are historical buildings around the baroque church in the center of Sankt Märgen. Surrounding coffees make it very pleasant to linger. The monastery museum offers an insight into the local culture and history with changing exhibition content. For fans of modern art, the Kunsthaus also offers changing exhibitions. Parking options are available in the immediate vicinity. There is also a public toilet in the town hall building.
Monika S (5 years ago)
After the 4th fire, the monastery, which had been founded before or in the 12th century, was rebuilt in baroque style under Abbot Dilger, a famous Marian pilgrimage site (see photos). But due to secularization in the early 19th century, a lot was sold. Today the large monastery with its church has been beautifully restored, and the extremely interesting and exciting monastery museum in the rooms entices visitors to visit: immerse yourself in a world full of adventure and inventiveness, full of hardship and challenges. Schnitzer Matthias Faller created a heaven on earth, open to all of us!
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