Kloster Reichenstein

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  • Axel 🥾 OUTDOORSEITE

    Kloster Reichenstein is a former Premonstratensian monastery from the 12th century in the Monschau district Kalterherberg in the Eifel. It stands in the square of a hilltop castle from the 11th century.

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    • January 9, 2015

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The former Premonstratensian monastery from the 12th century is located in the austere Eifel landscape, in the middle of the nature park of the "Hohe Venn", directly on the German-Belgian border. The complex, which includes more than 32 hectares of forest and a fish pond, is located on a rocky plateau in the mouth of the Rur, which meanders in the valley between Kalterherberg and Eschweide, and the Ermesbach. The picturesque town of Monschau is 7 km away.
    In 1136, the Dukes of Limburg donated their ancient castle Richvinstinne (Reichenstein) to the Premonstratensian Order, who built a convent there. The monastery witnessed a varied history, during which the Reichenstein monks, through their pastoral care, education and hospitality, proved to be the 'apostles' of the Monschau region for 600 years.
    After the monastery was destroyed in 1543 by mercenaries, was gradually the reconstruction, but only at the end of the 17th century. was completed (the wall anchors of the monastery church call the year 1693). A little later, in 1714, Reichenstein was elevated to provostship and enjoyed from then on a substantial independence from the mother monastery Steinfeld. End of the 18th century 28 convents belonged to the convent, of which only 11 were there, while the rest were pastors of foreign parishes. This illustrates the central importance that this monastery had for the Christian life in the Monschau region.
    1950 The aerial photograph of the 1950s allows a comprehensive view of the building complex of the Vierseithof
    As a result of the French Revolution in 1802 all monasteries on the left bank of the Rhine were dissolved by Napoleon. Reichenstein also suffered this fate, the monks were expelled and the estate auctioned and henceforth used as an agricultural business. It stayed that way for 200 years.
    In September 2008, the French convent Notre-Dame de Bellaigue, affiliated to the Society of St. Pius X, took over the Reichenstein estate to set up a convent according to the Benedictine Rule.
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    • May 20, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    The former Premonstratensian monastery from the 12th century is located in the austere Eifel landscape, in the middle of the nature park of the "Hohe Venn", directly on the German-Belgian border. The complex, which includes more than 32 hectares of forest and a fish pond, is located on a rocky plateau in the mouth of the Rur, which meanders in the valley between Kalterherberg and Eschweide, and the Ermesbach. The picturesque town of Monschau is 7 km away.
    In 1136, the Dukes of Limburg donated their ancient castle Richvinstinne (Reichenstein) to the Premonstratensian Order, who built a convent there. The monastery witnessed a varied history, during which the Reichenstein monks, through their pastoral care, education and hospitality, proved to be the 'apostles' of the Monschau region for 600 years.
    After the monastery was destroyed in 1543 by mercenaries, was gradually the reconstruction, but only at the end of the 17th century. was completed (the wall anchors of the monastery church call the year 1693). A little later, in 1714, Reichenstein was elevated to provostship and enjoyed from then on a substantial independence from the mother monastery Steinfeld. End of the 18th century 28 convents belonged to the convent, of which only 11 were there, while the rest were pastors of foreign parishes. This illustrates the central importance that this monastery had for the Christian life in the Monschau region.
    1950 The aerial photograph of the 1950s allows a comprehensive view of the building complex of the Vierseithof
    As a result of the French Revolution in 1802 all monasteries on the left bank of the Rhine were dissolved by Napoleon. Reichenstein also suffered this fate, the monks were expelled and the estate auctioned and henceforth used as an agricultural business. It stayed that way for 200 years.
    In September 2008, the French convent Notre-Dame de Bellaigue, affiliated to the Society of St. Pius X, took over the Reichenstein estate to set up a convent according to the Benedictine Rule.
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Reichenstein
    kloster-reichenstein.de

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    • May 20, 2018

  • Silke mit Yuna & Yomi

    The monastery Reinhardstein is near Büttgenbach. This is Reichenstein and the highlight already exists!

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    • January 18, 2019

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Location: Monschau, Aachen, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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