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Bengel Overview

The municipality lies at the foot of the Eifel on the river Alf (Alf vacation rentals | Alf travel guide) near the Moselle valley, has some 900 inhabitants and is found in the Middle Moselle-Kondelwald holiday region. The municipal area is 78% wooded. Bengel belongs to the Verbandsgemeinde of Kröv-Bausendorf (Kröv-Bausendorf vacation rentals | Kröv-Bausendorf travel guide), whose seat is in the municipality of Kröv (Kröv vacation rentals | Kröv travel guide).

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In the outlying centre of Springiersbach stands the Springiersbach Monastery, founded in 1102 as an Augustinian institution and since 1922 a Carmelite convent with a Rococo church. This has ceiling paintings and carved works that visitors may view. The convent was gutted by fire in 1940, but today has been restored and reconstructed.

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More about the History of Bengel

In Springiersbach in 1102, the Augustinian Springiersbach Monastery was founded, to which the village of Bengel and also Neithof were assigned. Beginning in 1794, Bengel lay under French hegemony. In 1802, the church and the monastery in Springiersbach were secularized. To save the almost new church from being torn down, the Bishop of Trier (Trier vacation rentals | Trier travel guide) raised it to Parish Church of Bengel. In 1815, the municipality was assigned to the Kingdom of Prussia at the Congress of Vienna. Since 1947, it has been part of the then newly founded state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

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Bengel is an Ortsgemeinde – a municipality belonging to a Verbandsgemeinde, a kind of collective municipality – in the Bernkastel-Wittlich district in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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