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The Klosterruine Nimbschen


The former Cistercian Monastery, Marienthron, was in 1243, initially founded in memory of his deceased wife Constantia of Austria, the Wettiner Margraf Heinrich the Illustrious (1221-1288) at Torgau. In 1250 the nuns moved to Grimma and the monastery was equipped with Parish and Hospital, which the hospital building was the residence of nuns. Towards the end of the 13th century attracted the Sanktimonialen in the newly built convent in Nimbschen Marientrohn that in Saxony is located south of Grimma at the trough. The monastery had in the late Middle Ages large possessions on the Elbe and the trough. The most famous nun of the convent Marientrohn was Katharina von Bora, this lived there as Cistercian before she met her future husband, the famous reformer Martin Luther. At 24, she fled with eight other nuns under his influence in 1523 from the monastery. Shortly after they were married and established their six children the pedigree of "Lutheriden". End of the 15th century the monastery had financial difficulties. 1536 died the last Marientrohner abbess Margartha (II.), With her death, the monastery was dissolved. The monastery administrator led to 1542 continues the economic operation. That same year, John Frederick of Saxony (1525-1554) leased the monastery. Between 1550 and 1948, the monastery belonged as Landschulgut into possession of Fürtstenschule in Grimma. From 1810 to 1812 the monastery was, after the closure of the Reformation, gradually eroded. Only a West Building, the three walls of the former cloistered building, the fountain, remains from the monastery walls and the millrace still exist. In the former stables and storage facilities after reconstruction was a hotel complex. Archaeologists Archaeologists found remains of the monastery church and a stoup from the 13th or 14th century. Next year 2017, Klosteruine Nimbschen celebrates its 500-year anniversary of the Reformation
the gallery to the former convent
Photos provided courtesy of Kerstin Caliebe available
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