Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Aftholderbach, B.M.V.

Circary at the Time: Westphalia

Years of Activity: before 1222

Gallery:  Click Here

Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest

URL:  None

Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, Pars I, p. 267)

Approximate modern location:  Eight kilometers north of Schönau lies the town of Nastätten; and two kilometers northeast of Nastätten is Aftholderbach (Taunus; Rhein-Lahn-Kreis).  Miehlen is northwest of Aftholderbach.

Comments:  Some authors think that before 1222, women Norbertines were at this location.  From 1222 there was a monastery for Cistercian nuns here until 1544.  Today there are three big farms at this location - nothing remains of the former monastery.   

Elm-Number [See below]:  None

* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.