The monastery Eußerthal is a former Cistercian abbey, unfortunately, only the front part of the former monastery church is preserved. Today it serves as a parish church.
The founding year of the monastery dates back to 1148, in which also the valley of the Eußerbachs was made arable. The monastery was under protection of the Empire in 1186 by Frederick I Barbarossa and donations made many vineyards belong to the monastery.
Gradually, the village developed and due to the dissatisfaction of the peasants, the monastery was looted and set on fire in the 15th century, but later rebuilt.
The largely preserved St. Bernard Abbey Church impresses with its lofty Romanesque glass windows and the simple architecture typical of Cistercian monasteries. The history of the monastery can be reconstructed here on the basis of information boards. Again and again concerts are performed in the beautiful church.
June 12, 2017
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