Quedlinburg Castle Hill

Quedlinburg Castle Hill


Home of the historic women's monastery

The Schlossberg in Quedlinburg is situated on a naturally grown sandstone rock that rises steeply above the town. The first settlement was founded here in the early Middle Ages and a palace was built by King Heinrich I at the beginning of the 10th century. Shortly after the death of the king, who was also buried on the Schlossberg, a women’s monastery was founded here, which served as a place of education and care for the daughters of the high nobility. The first of a total of 39 abbesses who led the monastery over the centuries and at the same time ruled over Quedlinburg and its widely ramified possessions as imperial princesses and sovereigns was the daughter of Queen Mathilde.


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