A large part of the land in medieval towns was owned by the church and its organisations. This was also the case in Gelnhausen. Besides the large churches, medieval Gelnhausen had two monasteries and numerous monastic establishments. In these guests were accommodated, goods traded and possessions administrated. An important reason for this was the site of the town on the Frankfurt to Leipzig trading route.
Staging post of the Cistercian monastery of Arnsburg
The Knightly Orders in Holzgasse
The oldest monastery in the town on the north side of the Upper Market Place
Was located in Röther Gasse and was founded in 1233.
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