Monastery Gnadenberg was founded in 1426 as the first Birgitte monastery in southern Germany by Count Palatine John I von Neumarkt and his wife Katharina, the daughter of Duke Wratislaw VII of Pomerania.
Katharina von Pommern-Stolp was raised by her great-aunt Margarethe I, Queen of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. After a planned marriage with Henry V. from the English royal family did not come to pass, Katharina married in 1407 the Count Palatine John of Neumarkt-Neunburg.
1430 came the first monks from Denmark in the built as a double monastery Birgitte monastery Gnadenberg, they were followed by the completion of the building, the nuns five years later.
May 3, 2019
There is a shrub immediately after the entrance gate on the left and behind it is a small lattice door. It is not closed. It leads up a spiral staircase to two viewing levels. Please don't break anything and take your handkerchiefs with you, then the door will probably remain open 😉
May 1, 2020
The historic town of Gnadenberg, which was originally called Eichelberg, has had its name since the Birgitten monastery was founded in the 15th century. Until 1978, Gnadenberg formed the municipality of Oberölsbach with the towns of Ober- and Unterölsbach, Reichenholz and Irleshof. Gnadenberg has been part of the municipality of Berg since May 1, 1978.
May 13, 2020
Here is the legend:
One fine morning, Count Palatine Johannes rode to Altdorf accompanied by five of his knights. As they approached the acorn-jar, the prince saw a higher apparition, for a friendly light shone upon him by five stars. The Count Palatine asked his companions what that meant, to which Christoph von Wolfstein replied: "Noble lord! The miracle means that, if we die today, the heavenly light would shine on us. "" That may be, "replied the Palatine," this place shall not remain without a memorial. "Then the Count Palatine decided to declare his convent on the To move "Fuchsberge" to "Eichelberg," which from then on was called Gnadenberg. In 1635 the Swedes lived around Gnadenberg, but the monastery was spared by the troops out of consideration of its founders. Thereupon a cavalry detachment of the Swedish night-grave of Gnadenberg fell a shot and killed the horse of a trumpeter, which had the consequence of the destruction of the monastery and the church. Still today this is an inscription on a tile at the entrance to the old church with the following words: "Anno 1635 is the monastery Gnadenberg by several Swedish peoples and partly Old Town citizens in the presence of the same keeper and the Löffelholz (War Captain) to Nuremberg one For the sake of horseback, shot and shot by the Swedes. "In the fire of the monastery, five little stars hovered over the church, which, before disappearing, spread a mighty light. The four walls of the church still stand with their magnificent arches and now form the colossal enclosure of a tree garden, mossy fruit trees form the roof of the graves, little owls and owls sing the Hore, but if the five stars will ever show up again, the legend remains silent ,
May 3, 2019
In the middle of the small town of Gnadenberg are the mighty ruins of a monastery church. No roof, no floor, only the outer walls with their huge Gothic windows are still standing. Gnadenberg was a Birgitterinnen monastery, also a rarity. It was built as one of 27 monasteries in 1420 and destroyed in the Thirty Years' War.60 nuns and a maximum of 25 men lived in the monastery: priests, deacons, brothers. and here the women set the tone. They took care of the economic issues! The abbess was the chief of the monastery.
May 2, 2020
In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!