Kellenried Abbey

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Kloster Kellenried St. Erentraud

St. Erentraud Abbey, Kellenried, otherwise Kellenried Abbey, is a Benedictine monastery of women in Kellenried, which is part of City of Berg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

The monastery was founded by the Beuronese Congregation in 1924. The first nuns came from St. Gabriel's Abbey, Bertholdstein. The abbey was named after St. Erentraud of Salzburg, first Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey in Salzburg.

The abbey church was built in 1923–24 in the Baroque Revival style by Adolf J. Lorenz. In 1926 the monastery was raised to the status of an abbey. In 1940 the nuns were expelled from the premises by the National Socialists, but returned in 1945.

The abbey owns a Baroque nativity scene, the oldest figure of which is from the 17th century, that is displayed annually from Christmas until February 2.

Apart from the traditional duties of hospitality, the nuns engage in various handicrafts and also run a shop in Kellenried where they sell nativity figures and hand-made candles.

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Coordinates: 47°50′37″N 9°34′11″E / 47.84361°N 9.56972°E / 47.84361; 9.56972