Frauenberg Abbey

Fulda, Germany

Frauenberg Franciscan monastery, founded in 1623, is situated in a park at the top of one of Fulda’s seven hills. From here you have a magnificent view of the city and the Rhön and Vogelsberg mountains. The monastery is a late baroque construction with a very fine interior which has undergone intensive restoration work.

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Am Frauenberg 3, Fulda, Germany
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Founded: 1623
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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www.tourismus-fulda.de

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Siegbert Kotter (3 years ago)
Wunderbar ruhig gelegen und doch ist das Stadtzentrum zu Fuss in knapp 15 Minuten erreichbar.
Dj Darkness (3 years ago)
Schöne Kloster, mit fabelhaften Überblick über Fulda und bei schönem Wetter auch Umgebung.
Stefan Raab (3 years ago)
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JOACHIM JANSHEN (4 years ago)
Ein guter Ort um Inne zu halten. Schöne Barockkirche
Jupp 1963 (4 years ago)
Ein altes Kloster oben auf dem Hügel mit einen schönen Blick auf Fulda. Im Kloster kann viel besichtigt werden. Ein Lokal ist auch vorhanden. Warum im Ort so wenig auf dieses Kloster hingewiesen wird ist mir ein Rätsel. Der Besuch lohnt sich wirklich
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