Summary Page:  Former House

Name: Retters, B.M.V.

Circary at the Time: Vadegotia

Years of Activity: 1146-1559

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Map:  Click Here (Source:  © MapQuest


Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 111)

Approximate modern location: Southwest of Königstein im Taunus (northwest of Frankfurt am Main), and northeast of the small town of Fischbach there is a village called Schneidhain.  Just to the west-southwest of Schneidhain, on the Eppsteinerstrasse/Wiesbadenerstrasse, there is a small road through the Kelkheimer Stadtwald to the west.  This road ends in a gate controlling access to Rettershof. 

Elm-Number [See below]: None*

Other Comments:   After 1222 only a convent.  Burned in 1640.   

* 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.