Heilsbronn Minster was founded as a Cistercian monastery in 1132 and served as a Hohenzollern burial place from 1297 to 1625. A visit to the almost 900-year-old minster with its rich late-medieval art furnishings conveys something of the spirituality of the Cistercians, as their abbey church the minster was of great importance for over 400 years. The same goes for the Hohenzollerns who were buried here for 328 years, including the three first Electors of Brandenburg.
The eponymous spring ("Heils-Brunnen") rises under the cathedral and flows outside through a roofed baptismal font. It forms the origin of the Schwabach.
December 29, 2016
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