This religious and cultural site, founded by the German Conrad Beissel, in the early 1700s. It is a good reminder of the religious wars in Europe and the waves of Protestants that left Europe for America to escape persecution and the wars and to seek a new life. The grounds and the buildings are well maintained. The visitor center shows an informative movie about the founding and history of the cloister, and provides a guided tour of the main buildings. Our guide did a good job describing the purposes of the various buildings and rooms and explaining the tenets of the religious group. We found it to be a peaceful and attractive place, which probably explains why couples like to get married here. The gift shop is a good place to acquire local art; it also has an excellent selection of books about the cloister and culture. Well worth spending a couple of hours here.
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