Kloster Tennenbach

Jörg Holtermann

Freiburg, Germany

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This Gothic chapel is all that remains of the Cistercian monastery Tennenbach (aka Porta Coeli – Heaven’s Gate).
Founded around 1160 this monastery had a vivid history with many changes of fortune, with wide destruction during wars like the Peasant’s War in 1525.
Despite all that the monastery remained alive into the 19th century when it was secularized in 1806. In the late 1820s the Romanesque church was torn down and rebuilt in a different location as a Protestant church, the Baroque buildings were completely demolished.

Aside from this chapel only one other building survived – it now serves as an inn/tavern with the name “Engel” (angel).

If you ever visit there check out the sandstone blocks for mason’s marks – there is a wide variety of those to be found there. To visit the inside of the chapel, get the key from the inn Engel.

Location:
Black Forest, Germany – between the towns of Emmendingen and Freiamt

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