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Wechterswinkel Abbey (Kloster Wechterswinkel) was a Cistercian nunnery in the small village of Wechterswinkel, a part of Bastheim in the mountainous region of the Rhön in Bavaria, Germany, in the Bishopric of Würzburg.
It was so severely damaged in the wars of the 16th century that it was unable to continue, and was dissolved in 1592 by Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, the then bishop of Würzburg. The assets realised were invested to endow parish benefices and schools.
Some of the monastic buildings also survive, put to secular uses, but have been comprehensively altered and retain no medieval character.
- (German) Pictures of Wechterswinkel]
- (German) Rhön Lexikon: Wechterswinkel
- (German) Klöster in Bayern
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