Herrenalb Abbey

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Herrenalb Abbey (Kloster Herrenalb; Alba dominorum) is a former Cistercian monastery in the present Bad Herrenalb in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.wikipedia
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Neubourg Abbey

The new monastery was settled by monks from Neubourg Abbey in Alsace.
In its turn Neubourg was the mother house of Maulbronn Abbey (founded 1139) and Herrenalb Abbey (founded 1147).

Bad Herrenalb

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Herrenalb Abbey (Kloster Herrenalb; Alba dominorum) is a former Cistercian monastery in the present Bad Herrenalb in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The town grew up around Alba Dominorum, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1148.

Princely abbeys and imperial abbeys of the Holy Roman Empire

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The abbey at some stage received Reichsfreiheit as an Imperial abbey, but appears to have lost this status in 1497, with the abbey's territory being secularised to Württemberg, with Baden gaining some of the outlying villages.

Cistercians

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Herrenalb Abbey (Kloster Herrenalb; Alba dominorum) is a former Cistercian monastery in the present Bad Herrenalb in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Baden-Württemberg

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Herrenalb Abbey (Kloster Herrenalb; Alba dominorum) is a former Cistercian monastery in the present Bad Herrenalb in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Germany

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Herrenalb Abbey (Kloster Herrenalb; Alba dominorum) is a former Cistercian monastery in the present Bad Herrenalb in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

House monastery

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The monastery was founded, probably in 1147 or 1148, by Count Berthold of Eberstein as a family monastery, although the foundation charter only survives in a corrupt copy of 1270.

Alsace

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The new monastery was settled by monks from Neubourg Abbey in Alsace.

Vogt

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The Vogtei (advocacy or protective lordship) was the property of the founder and his family, but the abbey had the concession that within those limits it was able to choose which individual it wanted for the role.

Black Forest

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The abbey owned scattered estates in the Alb valley in the northern Black Forest and round the communities of Ottersweier, Malsch (acquired 1318), Bruchsal, Oberderdingen, Vaihingen an der Enz and Merklingen (acquired 1296), among others.

Ottersweier

The abbey owned scattered estates in the Alb valley in the northern Black Forest and round the communities of Ottersweier, Malsch (acquired 1318), Bruchsal, Oberderdingen, Vaihingen an der Enz and Merklingen (acquired 1296), among others.

Malsch

Malsch, Germany
The abbey owned scattered estates in the Alb valley in the northern Black Forest and round the communities of Ottersweier, Malsch (acquired 1318), Bruchsal, Oberderdingen, Vaihingen an der Enz and Merklingen (acquired 1296), among others.

Bruchsal

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The abbey owned scattered estates in the Alb valley in the northern Black Forest and round the communities of Ottersweier, Malsch (acquired 1318), Bruchsal, Oberderdingen, Vaihingen an der Enz and Merklingen (acquired 1296), among others.

Oberderdingen

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The abbey owned scattered estates in the Alb valley in the northern Black Forest and round the communities of Ottersweier, Malsch (acquired 1318), Bruchsal, Oberderdingen, Vaihingen an der Enz and Merklingen (acquired 1296), among others.

Vaihingen an der Enz

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The abbey owned scattered estates in the Alb valley in the northern Black Forest and round the communities of Ottersweier, Malsch (acquired 1318), Bruchsal, Oberderdingen, Vaihingen an der Enz and Merklingen (acquired 1296), among others.

Merklingen

The abbey owned scattered estates in the Alb valley in the northern Black Forest and round the communities of Ottersweier, Malsch (acquired 1318), Bruchsal, Oberderdingen, Vaihingen an der Enz and Merklingen (acquired 1296), among others.

German Peasants' War

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It was laid waste in the German Peasants' War of 1525.

Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg

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After Duke Ulrich introduced the Reformation to Württemberg in 1534, the monks were forced to leave the abbey in 1536.

Reformation

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After Duke Ulrich introduced the Reformation to Württemberg in 1534, the monks were forced to leave the abbey in 1536.

Württemberg

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After Duke Ulrich introduced the Reformation to Württemberg in 1534, the monks were forced to leave the abbey in 1536.

Tithe barns in Europe

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The Romanesque tithe barn also still survives.

Gothic architecture

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The Gothic choir was converted for use as a Lutheran church in 1739 and still contains many relics of its former use, including a monument to Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (died 1435, but not buried here).

Choir (architecture)

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The Gothic choir was converted for use as a Lutheran church in 1739 and still contains many relics of its former use, including a monument to Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (died 1435, but not buried here).

Lutheranism

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The Gothic choir was converted for use as a Lutheran church in 1739 and still contains many relics of its former use, including a monument to Bernard I, Margrave of Baden-Baden (died 1435, but not buried here).