Catholic rectory

Catholic rectory,
beginning of the 20th century

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The brick house at the address “Bergkirche 28” was built in 1906/1907 as a branch of the "Sisters of Divine Providence".

Their order was founded in Mainz in 1851 by Bishop Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler and the noblewoman Fanny Friederike Amelia de la Roche-Starkenfels. The Sisters of Divine Providence dedicate themselves to school and health service. With their work they faced the so-called “social question”, meaning the social deficiencies that went along with the advancing industrialization. The religious community still exists today. Their motherhouse has been located at Stefansstrasse 8 in Mainz, near the Stefanskirche, since 1860.
Here in this building in Nierstein, the Catholic parish moved in in 1970. The neo-Gothic brick building with the mansard-hipped roof is classified as “shaping the townscape” by the preservation authorities. Perhaps you noticed the small tower, a so-called “ridge turret”, on the roof. It’s bell used to belong to the Mariacron Monastery in Oppenheim. It bears the inscription: I was cast by Christof Neidhardt anno Domini 1645.

Our next stop ist the St. Kilians Church on the right hand side.

Route to the next station:

Catholic parish church

Catholic rectory,
beginning of the 20th century

  • English
    • German
    • French
    • Dutch

The brick house at the address “Bergkirche 28” was built in 1906/1907 as a branch of the "Sisters of Divine Providence".

Their order was founded in Mainz in 1851 by Bishop Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler and the noblewoman Fanny Friederike Amelia de la Roche-Starkenfels. The Sisters of Divine Providence dedicate themselves to school and health service. With their work they faced the so-called “social question”, meaning the social deficiencies that went along with the advancing industrialization. The religious community still exists today. Their motherhouse has been located at Stefansstrasse 8 in Mainz, near the Stefanskirche, since 1860.
Here in this building in Nierstein, the Catholic parish moved in in 1970. The neo-Gothic brick building with the mansard-hipped roof is classified as “shaping the townscape” by the preservation authorities. Perhaps you noticed the small tower, a so-called “ridge turret”, on the roof. It’s bell used to belong to the Mariacron Monastery in Oppenheim. It bears the inscription: I was cast by Christof Neidhardt anno Domini 1645.

Our next stop ist the St. Kilians Church on the right hand side.

Route to the next station:

Catholic parish church

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