The former Carthusian Monastery Marienbrück ("pons mariae") in Astheim dates back to the 15th century. After looting the peasant uprising and conquest by the Swedes in the Thirty Years' War, the Charterhouse was dissolved in 1803 in the wake of secularization. Today, the premises serve as a museum for the history of "Christian image worship and religious image usage". The town of Astheim has lost its independence and is part of Volkach.
Opening hours and further information: museen.bistum-wuerzburg.de/astheim
September 20, 2016
The monastery Pons Mariae (Monastery Marienbrück) is the landmark of the Lower Franconian town of Astheim. It is a charterhouse of the Carthusian monks dar. The monastery is located near the Main in the middle of the village. The Carthusian monastery in Astheim exists since the year 1409.
February 23, 2017
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