The One with the Speinshart Monastery


Saturday, January 25, 2014

I was looking through one my friend's books that she has made of all their adventures over the past three years here in Germany and stumbled upon an amazingly ornate and beautiful church. I quickly asked where it was, hoping it was somewhere close (like, within 7 hours) so we could go see it too. Imagine my complete and total surprise when she said it was only 10 minutes away in the city of Speinshart (never even heard of it!)! NO WAY! How can something like THAT be SO CLOSE? We live in the middle of NOWHERE where it takes an hour to get anywhere cool! 
We tried to go last Saturday, but there was a wedding taking place. We crossed our fingers no one would be tying the knot today and headed to the Speinshart Monastery after Jane's morning nap.
The monastery was built between 1692 and 1697 by Wolfgang Dientzenhofer.
The entrance to get into the amazing church is through this little green door.
We walked inside and had to catch our breath. Um. Wow. Seriously speechless!
The ceilings!
Details of the interior. 
Honestly though I can't find much about the Speinshart Monastery - there's a website, but it's all in German and the English translations don't make sense. Note to self: LEARN GERMAN STAT!
Chris found bodies. Creepy.
We didn't stay very long because it was 27 degrees outside and no heating in the church. But man-oh-man what a sight to behold!
Pretty sure we'll be taking anyone and everyone who visits us to this amazing place!

7 comments

  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pics!

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  2. I love to travel vicariously through your lovely family! Today's post sure is eye-opening...I am always in awe of that Rococo style! This one seems to fit in that particular style! Always a delight to visit your blog, Paige! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. How amazing!! Definitely worth a 10 minute trip!!

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  4. Pretty awesome to have this so close!

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  5. My jaw just dropped!! I've said it before and I will say it again--LUCKY!!!

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  6. I can't believe this place was only 10 minutes away. SO gorgeous!!!

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