Kloster Bronnbach

Kloster Bronnbach, Wertheim

Kloster Bronnbach
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monika c
The Hague, The Netherlands122 contributions
Restaurant and Kloster worth a trip
Aug 2018 • Couples
The Bronnbach former monastery is situated in a beautiful impressive area. A need to visit place when staying in the region Miltenberg-Wertheim in Franken, Bavaria.
The restaurant in the lovely orangerie is excellent. Good and friendly service, English spoken, friendly prices and delicious food. We had potato soup and Classic Flammkuchen .just a cup of coffee can also be ordered.
Written August 8, 2018
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John P
Frinton-On-Sea, UK27 contributions
A splendid former Cistercian Monastary
Jun 2018 • Friends
We were a large party and organised a guided tour which was excellent. The welcome was very good. Parking is very easy.
Written June 15, 2018
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Sally W
Heathfield, UK1,138 contributions
We loved it here, so beautiful
Aug 2016 • Friends
Well worth the short drive from Wertheim. Quiet village, few tourists, and a really beautiful old building with cloisters. Check the opening times first. Gaudy, gold interior to the church with cherubs everywhere, but the cloisters are beautiful.
Written August 24, 2016
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Dietrich F
Cleebronn, Germany106 contributions
One of the most beautiful churches
Apr 2016 • Family
This monastry is old, stylish and has one of the most beautiful churches one can find in Germany. Yet it is a quite place, somewhat remote (10 miles from Wertheim).
Written April 29, 2016
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DonPaulo
Richmond, Virginia1,289 contributions
Worth a Detour
Oct 2015 • Couples
Cistercian monasteries are often the most interesting. The philosophy of a self-sustaining existence leads to a somewhat common architecture style. Often placed by streams and rivers, the Cistercian monasteries usually have mills and sometimes forges. Bronnbach is no exception.
The building is under a long-term, incremental renovation. The administration has opted to sponsor concerts and the sale of local wines. The halls are often used for weddings and other social events.
As a tourist destination it has advantages and shortcomings, most related to the relatively limited tourist flow. Schedules are annoyingly flexible and things often seem disorganized. The tour we took was highly informative and our guide extremely knowledgeable. On the positive side, the lack of visitors enabled us to move freely and at our own pace.
The cafe offered a nice variety of tasty cakes and pastries. The wine degustation could have been more informative and better thought out. Instead, it was more of a restaurant portion at a very reasonable price. Alas, it was not informative enough for us to make our usual purchase of bottled wines.
Still, Kloster Bronnbach is well worth the small entrance fee.
Written October 16, 2015
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gfsc5
Perth, Australia1,196 contributions
Wonderful views
Aug 2014 • Couples
This Cistercian monastery has wonderful views over the surrounding countryside as it's set high on a hill. The ascent via road is the best way to get there but there are countless steps up to the monastery from way below if you want to take the pilgrimage.

The church is only small but worth a look and does have some nice photo opportunities. We had one of the handful (ie four) of remaining monks talk to us and he gave a short organ recital which was interesting. He seemed to do a lot of the work around the place including the cooking. He's the youngest monk - at 72yo!

There is a restaurant/café, though, that caters for tourists. There is inside and outside seating available. The apple pie is to die for.

There are some nice garden areas - only small - but worth a wander. And you will see the headstones of a number of the earlier monks.

A nice sojourn if you have some spare time and like to see nice views of the countryside.
Written September 25, 2014
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vakantiejozef
Olen, Belgium6,113 contributions
Cistercian Monastery
Jul 2013 • Couples
Since 1986 owned by Main-Tauber (Germany). Of the hostels monastery buildings different settings, also the religious seat of the Congregation since 2000 "Missionariorum a Sancta Familia" (MSF, missionaries of the Holy Family). Established as a foundation in 1151 by the four Billung von edelvrijen (free Knights) Sigebot von Zimmern, Erlebold von Lindenfels, Krenzheim and von Beringer Gamburg and was probably a donation of the castrum brunnebach at the request of Bernhard von Clairvaux. In 1525 during the Peasants get monastery looted and damaged. Secularization in 1802, new owner was Prince Dominik Konstantin von Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg. The last died in 1859 as pastor of Bronnbacher Cistercian Miltenberg, Heinrich Göbhardt, the last Abbot, returned to his hometown of Bamberg. 1222, Abbey Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, at least 7 construction periods. In Interior: baroque altars (Balthasar Esterbauer and Oswald Onghers), Rococo altars in corridors, majestic choir stalls (Schloss Bronnbach a friar), above the main entrance organ (1896, organ builder Martin Joseph Schlimbach), high altar with painting "Inclusion of Mary in heaven", Gothic confessionals, Western added late 19th century two-storey Gallery.
Written August 5, 2013
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