All Saints’ Monastery Ruins

All Saints’ Monastery Ruins


High above the All Saints Waterfalls

A worthwhile destination for hikers is the early Gothic Allerheiligen monastery ruins, idyllically situated above the famous Allerheiligen waterfalls. The monastery was founded in the 1190s as the seat of the Premonstratensian Order and administered the surrounding parishes. From the late Middle Ages until the beginning of the 19th century, children from the surrounding area were educated at Allerheiligen Monastery in a grammar school that was recognised beyond the region. Shortly after the school ceased to operate, the church was struck by lightning in 1804 and largely destroyed. The rest of the complex also fell into disrepair until around 1840, when the waterfalls were made accessible via stairs and ladders.


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