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The Cistercian Abbey of Lichtental: photos, description (Kloster Lichtenthal)

The Cistercian Abbey of Lichtental - the nunnery, was founded more than 750 years ago Baden markgravine the Irmengard. First preserved in the archives mention of the monastery belongs to 1242, the monastery was consecrated in 1248. In the turbulent history of the Abbey had periods of decline and flourishing, but it has never ceased its existence.

The construction of the princely chapel referred to Before 1288, 1372, it was the burial place of the electors of Baden. In the Prince's chapel is the grave of the foundress of the Abbey of the Countess Irmengard. The Abbey is the Church, which holds outdoor services.

Since 1912, the Abbey is a Museum which presents the historic paintings of the crucifixion, the collection of furniture, clocks, porcelain and many more. A renovated former farm building converted into a hotel for tourists (there are rooms, conference rooms and meditation rooms).

The philosophy of Cistercian monks based on asceticism and contemplation, almost reclusive lifestyle. But because at the Abbey, Lichtental very little luxurious interiors, rich paintings and expensive furnishings.

In the past, the sisters of the Abbey lived mostly by agriculture. Today they work in a school, art Studio, busy with the care of the Abbey, guided tours for tourists. For educational purposes, organized a number of courses on the history of cisterciensia.