“HISTORY ILLUMINES REALITY, VITALIZES MEMORY, PROVIDES GUIDANCE IN DAILY LIFE AND BRINGS US TIDINGS OF ANTIQUITY”,
Cicero (106 BC – 43 BC)
This is a doorknocker at the historical Kloster St Georgen, in Stein am Rhein in Switzerland.
St. George’s Abbey (Kloster ST. Georgen) was a Benedictine monastery in Switzerland. In or around 1007 Emperor Henry II moved St. George’s Abbey from its former location on the Hohentwiel in Singen (Germany) to Stein am Rhein in Switzerland. In the 15th century the Abbey completely rebuilt its premises, which remain as a significant example of late Gothic architecture in the region. Now it is one of the best preserved monasteries in Switzerland.