The St. Nicholas Hospital (short: Cusanusstift) in Bernkastel-Kues is the late Gothic foundation of the Cardinal and Bishop of Bressanone Nicholas of Kues.On 3 December 1458, the founder founded the complex as a poor hospital for exactly 33 (after the years of Jesus Christ's life) single men of nobility (six nobles), clergy (six priests) and bourgeoisie (21 common people). Since the end of the 1960s, women have been admitted to the old people's home. To this day, the Stift fulfills its task as a retirement home. The complex owes its name to St. Nicholas, the patron saint of skippers and patron saint of the family of Nicholas of Kues.The famous library as well as the historic winery have created and maintained a tradition of more than 500 years. Source: Wikipedia
July 23, 2019
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