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