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Ebrach Overview

Ebrach lies between Bamberg (Bamberg vacation rentals | Bamberg travel guide) in the east and Würzburg (Würzburg vacation rentals | Würzburg travel guide) in the west. It is found in the Steigerwald (forest) on the Mittlere Ebrach. In Ebrach stands the former Cistercian Monastery of Ebrach.

Things to See in Ebrach

Ebrach Abbey

St. Johanniskirche (church) in Großbirkach

Ebracher Musiksommer

Ebracher Kirchweih (church consecration festival)

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More about the History of Ebrach

The Ebrach Monastery was founded in 1127 as one of the first Cistercian monasteries east of the Rhine by Berno and Richwin von Eberau, Frankish noblemen. In 1147, twelve monks from the mother monastery, Morimond, moved here. In 1200, Abbot Hermann I set to work on building the church, which was finished in 1280. It is 86 m long and is said to be one of the loveliest monumental buildings built in the Gothic style. More than 50 windows, 26 altars and, above the portal, a rose window adorn the building. The windows were newly painted in 1887. The organ, with its 36 stops, is hailed as a masterwork. The monastery was dissolved in 1803 in the course of Secularization. Since the Reichsdeputationshauptschluss of 1803, the community has belonged to Bavaria. The Ebrach Monastery only fell under direct Imperial authority once it had been shut down. Until 1803, this had been successfully disputed by the High Monastery at Würzburg. The monastery church became a parish church. Since 1851, the monastery buildings have served as a prison, nowadays known as Justizvollzugsanstalt Ebrach.

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Ebrach is a community with market rights in the Upper Franconian district of Bamberg and the seat of the administrative community (Verwaltungsgemeinschaft) of Ebrach.

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