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The monastery Birkenfeld is a former monastery of the Cistercian nuns in Neustadt an der Aisch in Bavaria in the diocese of Würzburg.Monastery was founded by Friedrich III. of Zollern, Burggraf of Nuremberg, and his wife Helena, Duchess of Saxony, founded in the 13th century. An abbess was Anna of Nuremberg. In 1544, the monastery was taken over by Margrave Albrecht Alcibiades. In the 19th century, the monastery buildings served as a quarry. The monastery is preserved with all four wings, but used for private residential and commercial purposes. Church and monastery are registered in the Bavarian monument list.
July 11, 2017
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