Theres Abbey (German: Kloster Theres) was a Benedictine monastery in the village of Theres in the district of Hassberge, in Franconia in the north of Bavaria, Germany.

The abbey in the 18th century

History Edit

The monastery, dedicated to Saint Stephen and Saint Vitus, was founded in about 1045 by Bishop Suidger of Bamberg. It was dissolved in 1802 during the secularisation of Bavaria.[1][2]

Buildings Edit

The abbey buildings were acquired in 1804 by Theodor von Kretschmann, a government minister of Saxe-Coburg. The church was demolished in 1809. The remaining buildings were converted into a country house.[1][2]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Klöster in Bayern: Theres
  2. ^ a b Vogt, Gabriel: Burg und Dorf, Kloster und Schloß Theres am Main. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Dorfes und der ehemaligen Benediktinerabtei St. Vitus zu Theres am Main, Münsterschwarzach 1979

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