Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chorin Abbey ...

... map of the Schorfheide Heathland and Chorin ...

... map hiking trails of the Chorin end moraine curve ...

... the Chorin Abbey is set in charming countryside ...

... on the foreground, ruins of the old mill ...

... medieval brick Gothic ...

... church, high quire ...

... entrance to Klausurhof / the abbey's courtyard ...

... 'blau-basalt' cobblestone road GDR era
in the Schorfheide Heathland ...

Chorin Abbey
... The Cistercian abbey in Chorin is a magnificent
masterpiece of north German brick Gothic
architecture. It is set in charming countryside
and during the Middle Ages was an important
centre for architecture and agriculture.
Its construction dates back to the 13th century
and its dissolution to 1542, following
the Reformation ...

source: germany-tourism.co.uk

Unesco - Biosphere reserve Schorfheide-Chorin ... (EN)
by schorfheide-chorin
... was established in 1990 over an area of
approx. 1.300 km² and is one of the largest
protected areas in Germany ...

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