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Salem Monastery and Palace
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Salem Monastery and Palace

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 | Exhibitions

SALEM MONASTERY AND PALACE

Monastery and palace alike: this is the impression created by the mighty complex of Salem. The large roof of the Gothic minster and its ridge turret can be identified in the center. The monastery church is surrounded by the broadly lengthened palace-like baroque structures – light and symmetrical. Founded in 1134, Salem rapidly advanced to become one of the most important Cistercian monasteries – as an imperial abbey, the convent was subordinate only to the Emperor.

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