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Huysburg or Huysburg Priory (Priorat Huysburg), formerly Huysburg Abbey (Kloster Huysburg), is a Benedictine monastery situated on the Huy, a mountainous area near Halberstadt, in Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.
Founded in 1080, Huysburg Abbey was among the earliest monasteries to join the reform movement of the Bursfelde Congregation in the late 15th century. It was one of the very few Catholic monasteries of the region which survived the Reformation under the provisions of the Treaty of Westphalia. The abbey was dissolved in 1804 as part of the secularisation process and its estates were taken by the Prussian State.
In the Romanesque abbey church is the tomb of the Blessed Ekkehard, the first abbot of Huysburg. In 2004, at his own request, the former apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Magdeburg, Bishop Johannes Braun, was also laid to rest here.
The Huysburg is one of the main places of pilgrimage in the Diocese of Magdeburg, and many Catholics come there every year, for example on the first Sunday in September for the Family Pilgrimage of the Diocese.
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The town was severely damaged in World War II, but retains many important historic buildings and much of its ancient townscape. Notable places in Halberstadt include the Liebfrauenkirche and St. Stephen Cathedral, churches built in the 12th and 13th centuries, respectively. Halberstadt is the site of the first documented large, permanent pipe organ installation in 1361. The cathedral is notable among those in northern European towns in having retained its medieval treasury in virtually complete condition. Among its treasures are the oldest surviving tapestries in Europe, dating from the 12th century.
Things to See in Halberstadt
- Dom St. Stephanus and St. Sixtu
- Kapelle im Campestift der Zionsgemeinde
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More about the History of Halberstadt
Halberstadt was made an episcopal see in 814 and was a popular trade point in the 13th-14th centuries. The Bishopric of Halberstadt was secularized in 1648 according to the Peace of Westphalia and became the Principality of Halberstadt within Brandenburg-Prussia.
Halberstadt became part of the Kingdom of Prussia in 1701, but became part of the Kingdom of Westphalia, a Napoleonic client-state, in 1807. After the defeat of Napoleon, the town was restored to Prussia and subsequently administered within the Province of Saxony. The town became part of Saxony-Anhalt from 1945–1952, after which it was within Bezirk Magdeburg in East Germany. After the reunification of Germany, Halberstadt became part of a restored Saxony-Anhalt.
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Halberstadt is a town in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt and the capital of the district of Harz. It is located on the German Half-Timbered House Road and the Magdeburg–Thale railway.
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