Stift Schlagl, Aigen-Schlagl

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  • Stift- an old term for a monastery or cloister - this particular one dates back to the year 1200's when it was built. A beautiful church, a brewery, a wonderful restaurant with a beer garden, farms...  more »
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  • Around 1203/1204 Kalhoch undertook from Falkenstein a monastery founded at the foot of the Bohemian Forest. Under extreme climatic and economic conditions, the Cistercian Abbot Theodoric began with the construction of a small group of confreres from the monastery Langheim near Bamberg. A first mention of the monastery in 1204 in a travel calculation of the Passau Bishop Wolfger von Erla, a second in a document from the year 1209, the abbot and monastery confirmed all rights and freedoms. The short history of the first Schlägler monastery ends in winter 1214/15 with the death of the abbot by exhaustion. The other brothers gave up the monastery and returned to Langheim. On July 9, 1218 Kalhoch von Falkenstein handed over the donated monastery to the Premonstratensians from the monastery Mühlhausen in Bohemia. These began around 1250 with the construction of today's monastery. A reference to the necessary clearing work can be found in the name "Slage" and in the coat of arms with the two crossed mallets. The Romanesque crypt dates back to the time of construction. Under Probst Ulrich (1304 to 1338) were major extensions such as the southern extension, the "Old Probstei". In the Middle Ages it came to further extensions: Provost Andreas Rieder (1444 to 1481) gave among other things the collegiate church its today's form, provost John III. (1481 to 1490) built a mighty defense tower. In the 16th century The Reformation movements had a detrimental effect on the discipline and subsequently on the monastery buildings, so that Provost Crispin Fuck (1609-1622) saw himself forced to a partial rebuilding. His successor Wilhelm Capreolus began with the baroque of the church, but set up after his death in 1626 rebellious peasants church and monastery on fire, which had a major destruction to the episode. The reconstruction took place under Provost Martin Graysing (1627-1665), who commissioned the baroque appearance of the church and had the northern tract and the convent tract added. Because of his merits, he was raised by the General Chapter in Premontré on May 6, 1657 abbot and Schlägl Abbey to the abbey. As a result, a total of seven heavy fires caused great damage, the last in 1850. Two years later, instead of the old stables in the east wing, the large neo-Baroque library was built, followed by the 1898 built picture gallery. The construction of a new tract in the western area in 1853/54 created the still existing enclosed courtyard.
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