Disibodenberg monastary ruins

Life in the hermitage

Klosterrusine Disibodenberg

At the age of 14, Hildegard moved into the women's hermitage at the Disibodenberg monastery, where she received her education and began writing her first theological work, "Scivias - Know the Ways of the Lord", in 1141. The ruins lie in a charming setting between the rivers Glan and Nahe. Embedded in the Romanesque park created by the famous Heidelberg garden artist Johann Metzger in the mid-19th century, it lies on the plateau of the hill. On a tour of the monastery ruins, one can still clearly recognise the layout of the monastic complex.

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