Marienthal Local Customs

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    Festive Mass

    by german_eagle Updated May 21, 2012

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    The Abbey St. Marienthal celebrated their 775th anniversary in 2009 e.g. with a festive Mass outdoor on the abbey grounds. I remember it was a HOT Sunday (2 August) and many people tried to escape the sun. I had sympathy for the nuns who had reserved seats in the first row.

    It was an impressive mass with the Bishop of Dresden-Meißen and the Bishop of Wroclaw. Muscially it was also very good, they performed Mozart's Coronation Mass No. 15 in C major, KV 317.

    If possible, try to attend a mass - either in the Abbey church (there are several through the day) or on special occasions/events outdoor on the Abbey grounds. It is always a very impressive event, the music is usually also excellent. Check their website for events.

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    Wine Festival

    by german_eagle Written May 21, 2012

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    The second weekend every year is a wine festival on the abbey's grounds. It is only that time when you can taste the local wine from the easternmost vineyard in Germany - right above the abbey on the hill with the Way of the Cross.

    The vineyard is owned by the abbey but is leased to some people from the neighbourhood. They produce only about 1,000 bottles per year (white wine), thus it's all for themselves except for that special day of the wine festival.

    You can enter the cellars, try the very good wine and buy some food, too - I had Tarte Flambee e.g. which was delicious. There is also live music, shows at the mill, guided tours of the abbey, an art/craftwork market etc. No admission fee.

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