"Old monastery manor at the entrance of town" Rottenbuch Things to Do Tip by Trekki
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Just across the street of the parking place, on the way to the monastery ground is this huge building which was once the monastery?s farm or agricultural building. It was built in 15th century and expanded later. During the peak times the monastery owned 182 cattle, 169 calves, 120 sheep and 75 horses and cultivated 450 ha of fields. After secularisation the building was sold to a family which used it as horse breeding stables, for military purposes. In 1965, after a great part of the building collapsed because of neglect, the Salesian Sisters bought it (together with the former brewery building behind the gatehouse) and part of it is now being used as festive hall and gym.
I liked the massive wooden ceiling and the beautiful old balcony or maybe the wall of an extension in the upper floor. This must be from the days when the major part of the building was being built.
Location of the old farm manor on Google Maps.
© Ingrid D., November 2011.
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