"MONASTERY/ABBEY" Rot an der Rot Things to Do Tip by balhannah
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Rot an der Rot Abbey, was first mentioned way back in 1100!
The Abbey has been through many bad and good times, probably the worst, when nearly the whole Abbey was burnt to the ground in 1481. Once again, the Abbey rose, being completely rebuilt in 1509. Still more bad luck, with over 200 lootings during several War's which sent the Abbey into decline. Then, it was burnt to the ground again in 1681 and rebuilt in the lovely baroque style between 1681 and 1698.
1806.... the monastery and village of Rot an der Rot was incorporated into the newly-founded Kingdom of Wurttemberg, and in 1808, two wings of the monastery building and the library were demolished.
From 1959, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart took over the Abbey, and today it is the educational and recreational establishment St Norbert run by Premonstratensian nuns who founded a community in Rot an der Rot in 1950.
So, I now know the interesting history of the Abbey, even though I couldn't go inside.
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