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Fürstenfeld Abbey (German: Kloster Fürstenfeld) is a former Cistercian monastery in Fürstenfeldbruck (formerly known simply as Bruck) in Bavaria, Germany.
It is situated about 25 km north-west of Munich. The abbey was one of the household monasteries of the Wittelsbachs. The abbey church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is held to be a masterpiece of the late Baroque in southern Germany.
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Fürstenfeldbruck is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck. As of 2004[update] it has a population of 35,494. Since the 1930s, Fürstenfeldbruck has had an air force base.
The name of Fürstenfeldbruck is composed of two parts, namely 'Bruck', Bavarian dialect for 'bridge' (meaning the bridge over the Amper river) and after the famous monastery of Fürstenfeld Abbey.
Fürstenfeldbruck covers an area of 32.53 km². It is located halfway between Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) and Augsburg (Augsburg vacation rentals | Augsburg travel guide), and along the Amper river.
Things to See
- Cistercian monastery (Fürstenfeld Abbey), founded in 1266 by Louis II, Duke of Bavaria and closed in 1803. It was one of the favourite monasteries of the Wittelsbach family.
- Parish church of St. Magdalene (late 17th century)
- Pilgrim church of St. Leonhard. A Gothic building which can be crossed riding a horse.
- Aumühle, a 14th century mill now housing the municipal library.
Fürstenfeldbruck Air Base
Fürstenfeldbruck has been the site of an Air Base since 1936. It was used by the Luftwaffe before and during World War II. It was used by United States Air Force after World War II and returned to the German government in 1957 and used as a base for the modern German Air Force ever since.
The air force base was the site of the denouement of the Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) Massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics. The nine Israeli hostages and eight Black September terrorists who held them were flown to the base from the Olympic Village via helicopter, where the terrorists believed they would be flown to a friendly Arab nation. After a bungled ambush and rescue attempt by Bavarian border guards and Munich police, the terrorists shot their bound captives and blew up a helicopter containing four of them. Five of the terrorists and a Munich police brigadier were also killed in the gunfight.
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More about the History of Fürstenfeldbruck
The name part "Fürstenfeld" says that this corridor formerly belonged to Wittelsbach. It was in 1263 that the same Cistercian monastery Fürstenfeld was founded. The settlement "Bruck" was in the vicinity of the monastery on the Amper.
The city was the base for the Luftwaffe during war.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Fürstenfeldbruck is a town in Bavaria, Germany. It is the capital of the district of Fürstenfeldbruck. As of 2004 it has a population of 35,494. Since the 1930s, Fürstenfeldbruck has had an air force base. The name of Fürstenfeldbruck is composed of two parts, namely 'Bruck', Bavarian dialect for 'bridge' and after the famous monastery of Fürstenfeld Abbey.
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