Near the monastery of St. Marienthal  is a Cistercian abbey where 8 nuns currently (January 2022) live. St. Marienthal is the oldest women’s monastery of the order in Germany, which has existed continuously since its foundation.

Following the monastic tradition, the monastery was founded in 1234 by Kunigunde, wife of King Wenceslas of Bohemia, near a trade route that led from Prague via Zittau to Görlitz. As early as 1235, St. Marienthal was incorporated into the Cistercian Order and assigned to its Bohemian province.

For more information on the history of St. Marienthal Monastery, click here. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_St._Marienthal