The former Cistercian abbey Marienzell, today Altzella, was regarded the most important medieval monastery in central Saxony. In 1162, the monastery was founded by the then Margrave Otto the Rich as a burial ground for his family.
The history of the Altzella Monastery
As early as in 1162, the Meissen Margrave Otto founded a new monastery named »Marienzell«. It was mainly intended to be a burial site for his family.
Altzella Monastery Park
Zellaer Straße 10 | 01683 Nossen
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