Carmelite Monastery

Bamberg, Germany

The Carmelite monastery of Bamberg was founded in the 12th century and turned into a baroque style building by Leonhard Dientzenhofer in 1692-1701. The church dedicated to St. Theodor was part of a Cistercian convent, whose nuns devoted themselves to nursing in the 13th century. In 1589, Carmelites moved into the building, that had been deserted in the meantime. Behind the monastery's baroque facade, the visitor is greeted by a late romanesque cloister dating from the 13th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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jo mai (4 months ago)
Unfortunately, the cloister can no longer be visited (as of January 2024) until further notice. We can only hope that it will be open to the public again after the renovation work.
Jean-Pierre Seitz (8 months ago)
A very beautiful church, here you have the necessary rest and contemplation, since hardly any tourists get lost here. The sacred works of art are also very beautiful, you should definitely take your time here, it's really worth it.
Kleiner Epp (10 months ago)
Is worth a visit. But at the moment it's a construction site. But I'll try to get it done as soon as possible.
Ulrich Stappert (2 years ago)
The church is quite beautiful, but I made the somewhat steep climb primarily because of the cloister. Unfortunately, this is not accessible until further notice due to construction work, the monastery shop is probably permanently closed, the building office is now in it.
Björn Mehlhorn (2 years ago)
Venerable church
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