Wechterswinkel Abbey

Wechterswinkel, Germany

Wechterswinkel Abbey, dedicated to the Holy Trinity and Saint Margaret, was founded in 1134 or 1135 by Embricho of House of Leiningen, bishop of Würzburg, and King Conrad III of Germany.

It was so severely damaged in the wars of the 16th century that it was unable to continue, and was dissolved in 1592 by Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, the then bishop of Würzburg. The assets realised were invested to endow parish benefices and schools.

The church, a Romanesque basilica heavily altered in the early 19th century, has survived as the village parish church, now dedicated to Saints Cosmas and Damian.

Some of the monastic buildings also survive, put to secular uses, but have been comprehensively altered and retain no medieval character.



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Founded: 1134
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Ralf Jahn (3 months ago)
Small art exhibition. Unfortunately, the monastery cannot be seen. At least when we were there.
Ingrid Reich (6 months ago)
Very nice building with good exhibition and delicious cake
Michael Reinbach (7 months ago)
There are beautiful chamber concerts and art exhibitions here in the historic monastery buildings.
Mina (13 months ago)
We were here for the first time for the "100 Years of Nosferatu" event. The monastery is pretty, the courtyard is quaint and there is free parking around the corner. The employees decorated to match the theme, dressed up and even decorated the food and drinks to match. The chamber ensemble was terrific, the speech about the film very informative and personable. It was a great evening! We'd love to come back and keep a close eye on the program. :)
Willi Witthauer (2 years ago)
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