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Hexenturm, St.-Elisabeth-Kirche und Klosterruine Georgenthal

Hexenturm, St.-Elisabeth-Kirche und Klosterruine Georgenthal

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  • Annafarina 🦝

    The witch tower originally belonged to the monastery as a three-story gate tower. This building was converted in the 17th century and served as a dungeon in the wake of the witch hunt. In addition, around 70 people were interrogated and partially tortured in this tower in Georgenthal.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Annafarina 🦝

    The monastery ensemble is a property of the "Thuringian Palaces and Gardens" foundation. and has Romanesque building features. Many pieces of the monastery were removed by Duke Ernst, brought to Gotha and used there for the construction of Friedenstein Castle.

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Annafarina 🦝

    The St. Elisabeth Church was built around 1250 as a chapel for the servants of the monastery and the families (women and farmers of the monastery villages).

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    • May 22, 2020

  • Sopho, Micha & Bella 🐶🐾

    Was used as a prison in the 17th century and is a relic of the persecution of witches.
    A pentagram on the south gable end still bears witness to its dark past.
    From 1646 to 1711 the files of the Georgenthal office list 71 witch persecutions.
    In 1674 alone, 13 witch trials took place under bailiff and witch hunter Benedikt Leo.
    With very few exceptions, the defendants were handed over to death by burning.
    (Source: world-qr.com)

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    • March 1, 2021

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Location: Georgenthal, Gotha, Thuringia, Germany

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