Samstag, 23. Februar 2013

The ruins of the former convent Paulinzella in winter





Paulinzella is a small village in the depths of the Thuringian Slate Mountains. In the 12th Century, the Benedictines have built a monastery. The founder was a noblewoman from the House of Schwarzburg named Pauline. After the Reformation fell the whole plant and the stones of the monastery were used for all kinds of buildings in the area. Only a romantic ruin remains. Here are a few shots of the snowy monastery ruins.