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Schulpforte - Former Cistercian monastery and state school Pforta

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In the former monastery grounds of the Cistercian Order it houses the present Pforta State School.

The Pforte Monastery, founded in 1137, is a former Cistercian monastery. The area of approx. 16 hectares is surrounded by the historic monastery wall. You can visit the Gothic monastery church (built in 1137 as a Romanesque basilica, Gothic reconstruction 1251 - 1268), the partially preserved Romanesque cloister (12th century), a late Romanesque chapel (ca. 1240), the historical cemetery with
In the former monastery grounds of the Cistercian Order it houses the present Pforta State School.

The Pforte Monastery, founded in 1137, is a former Cistercian monastery. The area of approx. 16 hectares is surrounded by the historic monastery wall. You can visit the Gothic monastery church (built in 1137 as a Romanesque basilica, Gothic reconstruction 1251 - 1268), the partially preserved Romanesque cloister (12th century), a late Romanesque chapel (ca. 1240), the historical cemetery with dead lamp (1268) and a farm building from the monastery period, which houses a panther mill from 1708. In the monastery church of St. Mary's to the Gate, precious remains of the former furnishings can be seen: valuable parts of the original glazing, especially the restored grisaille rose window on the north side of the choir. There is also the wooden panel cross (1240/50), with remains of the original painting. 

The Pforta State School, founded in 1543 by Duke Moritz of Saxony, later Elector, in the secularised Cistercian monastery, is a boarding school with a long tradition and is sponsored by the state of Saxony-Anhalt. It was one of the first state secondary schools in Germany and counts famous personalities such as Nietzsche, Fichte and Klopstock among its pupils. Today, gifted pupils from all over Germany are taught in the branches of music, natural sciences and languages from grade 9 to grade 12.
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April - October:
daily 10:00 - 18:0

November - March:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
  • for all weathers
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (from 10 years)
  • German
  • English
  • Cash payment
  • EC card
  • WC facility
  • Nappy-changing room
  • Disabled WC
Guided tours from 5,00 €
audio guide 4,00 €
by public transport:
- Arrival by train to Naumburg or Bad Kösen. From here buses run.

on foot:
from Bad Kösen you can reach Schulpforte in about 45 minutes on foot

by bike:
via the Saale cycle path. Between Bad Kösen and Naumburg turn off to the Fischhaus and after 500 m you are on the monastery grounds.

Where:

Address:

Stiftung Schulpforta - Visitor Centre

Schulstrasse 26
06628 Bad Kösen
Phone: +49 34463 / 28115
E-mail: info@stiftung-schulpforta.de
website: http://www.stiftung-schulpforta.de/

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