Guest Geoff McMahon Posted October 25, 2010 Share Posted October 25, 2010 After almost 1,000 years of occupation by the monks, the last few said farewell to their monastery on (I believe) Sunday the 17th of October. The numbers have been dwindling over the past twenty years or so and the continued occupation by them became untenable. At the end there were only three of them. Quite a sad day for all. Weingarten has influenced the surrounding area for hundreds of years. The church itself is, of course, not being closed. It is a significant tourist attraction and services will continue to be held there. For those who can read German, there is a report here: http://www.schwaebische.de/lokales/weingar...Id,4175395.html and here: http://www.rundschau-online.de/html/artike...880063443.shtml Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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