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Banz Abbey

Banz Abbey
Banz Abbey

Banz Abbey (German: Kloster Banz), now known as Banz Castle (German: Schloss Banz), is a former Benedictine monastery, since 1978 a part of the town of Bad Staffelstein north of Bamberg, Bavaria, southern Germany.

After dissolution

In 1813 Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria, acquired the former abbey premises, which were thereafter known as Schloss Banz ("Banz Castle").

In 1933 Duke Ludwig Wilhelm in Bavaria, sold the buildings to the Community of the Holy Angels ("Gemeinschaft von den heiligen Engeln"), an order dedicated to the spiritual care of expatriate Germans. Since 1978 the former monastery has been in the possession of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, an organisation closely associated with the political party the CSU in Bavaria, and is used as a conference centre.

It also accommodates a collection of fossils and other curiosities, such as Egyptian mummies.

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banz_Abbey ]

Address: Bad Staffelstein
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