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  Kloster G÷▀weinstein
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In 1723 a Capuchin's monastery was donated in G÷▀weinstein. It was converted in 1828 into a Franciscan's monastery.
With the resolution of the Hochstift Bamberg at beginning of the 19th century, G÷▀weinstein was annexed to the kingdom Bavaria. The church to the "Heilige Dreifaltigkeit" is dominating far away in G÷▀weinstein. It is a work of the famous baroque master builder Balthasar Neumann.
Possibly around 1240 the first parish church was built in G÷▀weinstein. Still today numerous believers make a yearly pilgrimage to G÷▀weinstein. The small town counts as the most significant Trinity-place of pilgrimage in Germany.

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  • Written Dec 12, 2004
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