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  Abbey seen from Lichtentaler Straße
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      Abbey seen from Lichtentaler Straße
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  • Fürstenkapelle - Baden-Baden
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      Door to the cloister buildings
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      Fountain in the courtyard
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Lichtenthal Abbey is a Cistercian monastery which was founded by Irmengard von Baden, the widow of Marggrave Hermann V., in 1245 and has uninterruptedly been inhabitated by nuns ever since to this very day.
Those who are familiar with German history may note this fact with astonishment. No, the monastery was not affected by the secularization of 1803/1806 because the nuns were and are still running a school, which was considered a useful activity for society, and because they guard the graves of many members of the house of Baden in the princes' chapel.

Since the monastery is still active all visitors can enter on their own is the forecourt, the book and art shop and the church.
Three times a week (Wed, Sat, Sun 3 p.m.) guided tours take visitors into the Fürstenkapelle (princes' chapel) where the graves are and into the little museum.

Address: Hauptstraße 40, Baden-Baden-Lichtenthal
Directions: At the end of Lichtentaler Allee.
By car: follow Lichtentaler Straße till you get there.
End of bus line 201.

Website: http://www.abtei-lichtenthal.de/

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  • Written May 16, 2008
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