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"Dear Sir/ Madam, We are travelling to Germany in May'2017, We will go to Schwerin by Train. On the way to Frankfurt we will stop in Fulda, we will visit the Roman Catholic Diocese, the Cathedral and Schloss Buchenau. our question: - Is there any Luggage locker in train station of Fulda - is there any public transport to visit the site from the train station ? Thank you and regards, Eulis Sutanto" (posted 02/07/2017)

Good day, It is in Fulda train station luggage storage. In Fulda there is public transport (bus). If in doubt, we can assist in Fulda you like here. Greetings, Fam. Renate Happ Apartment "Haubental"
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Lockers are in Fulda Bahnhof yet. there are a train station only 15 minutes walk from the Duomo and the Old Town. Schloss Buchenau located in the commune of Eiterfeld. With public transport bus or train, the journey is there possible. Please note here the timetable change from 01 May. For further questions I am happy to assist. Greetings from the Rhoen Gudrun Schiebelhut
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  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Fulda
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    Roman Catholic Diocese of Fulda

    The Diocese of Fulda (Latin Dioecesis Fuldensis) is a diocese in the north of the German state of Hessen. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Paderborn. The bishop's seat is in Fulda Cathedral.

    The history of the Diocese of Fulda goes back to the founding of a monastery by Saint Boniface in 744. Boniface named Saint Sturm the abbot of the monastery.

    On 4 November 751, Pope Zachary decreed that the monastery would not be under the control of any diocese but rather directly under the Pope. This special relationship with Rome is illustrated still today in the statue of Saint Peter that stands in the Cathedral. Because Boniface's expressly requested that his body be taken to Fulda after his death (rather than to Mainz or Utrecht), the area became a popular destination for pilgrims. Boniface, along with Sturm, were named the patron saints of the monastery and later of the diocese.

    Through gifts and donations, the monastery's influence grew ever stronger in the following centuries. Under Rabanus Maurus in the 9th century, the monastery became the scientific center of the Holy Roman Empire.

  • Fulda Cathedral
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    Fulda Cathedral

    Fulda Cathedral (Fuldaer Dom or Sankt Salvator is the former abbey church of Fulda Abbey and the burial place of Saint Boniface, the Apostle of the Germans. Since 1752 it has also been the cathedral of the Diocese of Fulda, where the Prince-Abbots of Fulda were made bishops. The abbey was dissolved in 1802 but the diocese and its cathedral have continued. Pope John Paul II visited Fulda in November 1980. The cathedral constitutes the high point of the Baroque district of Fulda, and is a symbol of the town.

    The adjoining cathedral museum contains numerous liturgical vestments and vessels, including the Silver Altar, dating from the 18th century, which includes a reliquary for the head of Saint Boniface and the dagger with which he was murdered, besides other valuable relics of his.

  • Schloss Buchenau
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    Schloss Buchenau

    Schloss Buchenau located in Buchenau between Fulda and Bad Hersfeld in the district of Eiterfeld.

    The castle was built in 1618 by Georg Melchior von Buchenau and his wife Agnes von Schwalbach in the style of Weser Renaissance. There are 10 buildings around the castle and a small park.

    In 1680 the castle was sold from the family "Buchenau" to the Fürstabt of Fulda. He gave it to the family "Schenck zu Schweinsberg". The family came to Buchenau in 1694 and lived there until 1912. After them it was used as a boarding school until 1984

  • Fulda monastery
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    Fulda monastery

    The monastery of Fulda was a Benedictine abbey in Fulda, in the present-day German state of Hesse. It was founded in 12 March, 744 by Saint Sturm, a disciple of Saint Boniface, and became an eminent center of learning with a renowned scriptorium, and the predecessor of the Fulda diocese.

    Library and manuscripts

    The library held approximately 2000 manuscripts. It preserved works such as Tacitus' Annales, Ammianus Marcellinus' Res gestae, Codex Fuldensis, and the monastery is considered the cradle of Old High German literature. Its abundant records are conserved in the state archives at Marburg. The Fulda manuscripts are now widely dispersed, including those held at the Vatican library.

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Fulda Overview

Fulda is a historic old town in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the Fulda River and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district (Kreis).

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Things to See in Fulda

  • Deutsches Feuerwehrmuseum
  • Cathedral Museum
  • Ferdinand-Braun-Sammlung
  • Schriften University and State Library of Fulda with medieval writings
  • Children's Academy
  • Historical rooms in the castle town

St. Michael's Church

Dom St. Salvator zu Fulda

Schloss Fasanerie

More about the History of Fulda

The Benedictine monastery of Fulda was founded in 744 by Saint Sturm, a disciple of Saint Boniface, as one of Boniface's outposts in the reorganization of the church in Germany. It later served as a base from which missionaries could accompany Charlemagne's armies in their political and military campaign to fully conquer and convert pagan Saxony.

The initial grant for the abbey was signed by Carloman, the son of Charles Martel. The support of the Mayors of the Palace and later, the early Pippinid and Carolingian rulers, was important to Boniface's success. Fulda also received support from many of the leading families of the Carolingian world. Sturm, whose tenure as abbot lasted from 747 until 779, was most likely related to the Agilolfing dukes of Bavaria. Fulda also received large and constant donations from the Etichonids, a leading family in Alsatia, and the Conradines, predecessors of the Salian Holy Roman Emperors. Under Sturm, the donations Fulda received from these and other important families helped in the establishment of daughter houses Johannesberg and Petersberg near Fulda.

After his martyrdom by the Frisians, the relics of Saint Boniface were brought back to Fulda. Because of the stature this afforded the monastery, the donations increased, and Fulda could establish daughter houses further away, for example in Hameln. Meanwhile Saint Lullus, successor of Boniface as archbishop of Mainz (Mainz vacation rentals | Mainz travel guide), tried to absorb the abbey into his archbishopric, but failed. This was one reason that he founded Hersfeld Abbey, to limit the attempts of the enlargement of Fulda.

Between 790 and 819 the community rebuilt the main monastery church to more fittingly house the relics. They based their new basilica on the original 4th-century (since demolished) Old Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome, using the transept and crypt plan of that great pilgrimage church to frame their own saint as the "Apostle to the Germans". The crypt of the original abbey church still holds those relics, but the church itself has been subsumed into a Baroque renovation. A small, 9th century chapel remains standing within walking distance of the church, as do the foundations of a later women's abbey.

From its foundation on the abbey Fulda and its territory was based on an Imperial grant and therefore a sovereign principality subject only to the German emperor. Fulda was made a bishopric in 1752 and the prince-abbots were given the additional title of prince-bishop. The prince-abbots (and later prince-bishops) ruled Fulda and the surrounding region until the bishopric was forcibly dissolved by Napoleon's minions in 1802.

The city went through baroque building campaign in the 18th century, resulting in the current “Baroque City” status. This included a remodel of the Dom (Cathedral) of Fulda (1704-1712) and the Stadtschloss (Castle-Palace, 1707-1712) by Johann Dientzenhofer. The city parish church, St. Blasius, was built between 1771–1785.

From 1764 until 1789 Fulda had a porcelain factory. Because of its quality and rarity, it is much prized by collectors. The factory was begun under Prince-Bishop, Prince-Abbot Heinrich von Bibra and closed down shortly after his death by his successor, Prince-Bishop, Prince-Abbot Adalbert von Harstall.

Importance during Cold War

Fulda lends its name to the Fulda Gap, a traditional east-west invasion route used by Napoleon and others. During the Cold War, the former East/West German border passed just east of Fulda, and large Soviet and East German forces were stationed in the area as it was considered to be a potential invasion route for Communist forces.

The U.S. Army stationed the 14th and later the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiments in the city and surrounding areas as the screening force for the U.S. V Corps.

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Fulda is a historic old town in Hesse, Germany; it is located on the Fulda River and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district (Kreis).

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