Kloster Steinfeld/Steinfeld Abbey

I visited the Salvatorian Abbey of Steinfeld by mistake.

After the Abbey of Maria Laach, I wanted to visit the Benedictine monastery in that town because just at that time, I read in „Secret Wisdom“, by Ruth Clydesdale that the motto of the German Alchemist Heinrich Khunrath “Ora et labora”/”Pray and work”/”Pray and labor” is actually the motto of the

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Maria Laach Abbey

I found the Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach in a ranking of the 10 most beautiful monasteries in Germany. I consider this type of ranking quite relative when it comes to a land with such a large territory like Germany. The number of 10 for any kind of objects could not be reliable. In my view, a list of upwards of 30 positions could be a bit more representative and real. And yet, the abbey church of Maria Laach is considered to be one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings on German territory.

And yet, the Abbey Church of Maria Laach is considered to be one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings on German territory. Continue reading

Stolberg

Unswept streets, closed churches, and high immigrants’ concentration – that is what you can come across before reaching the Historic Old Town of Stolberg. And if you had heard about the name of the town as a highly developed industrial city, you probably would give up visiting it at all.

It is known as The Copper Town or The Oldest Brass Town on Earth due to Continue reading