Altenhohenau
Community ID
 
1293
 
Town
 
Griesstätt
 
Diocese
 
Salzburg (Munich-Freising)
 
Region
 
Bavaria (Bayern)
 
Modern Location
 
Griesstätt, near Wasserburg on the Inn river; in the governmental district of Upper Bavaria; in the administrative district of Rosenheim.
 
Date Founded
 
1235
 
Date Terminated
 
1803
 
Religious Order
 
Dominican
 
Rule
 
Rule of S. Augustine
 
Foundation Information
 

The community was founded in 1235 and reformed in 1465 by Dominican nuns from Nürnberg. Count Konrad von Wasserburg and his wife, Kunigunde, are credited as the founders of the community. The initial rule and order is uncertain.

 
Other Economic Activities
 

The library catalogue of S. Katharinenkloster , listing book donations to Altenhohenau, shows that the nuns here participated in the late firteenth-century book traffic.

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

The medieval buildings no longer exist, although a new community of dominican nuns still inhabit the location.

 
Manuscript Sources
 

The Staatsbibliothek Preußicher Kulturbesitz holds a manuscript of saints' lives, Germ.2o658. The Landesbibliothek in Karlsruhe holds two Diurales, St. Peter perg. 36a and 60. Six choirbooks from the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries are held in the Erzbischöfliche Ordinariatsbibliothek in Munich. The Hauptstaatsarchiv preserves a copy of the convent's land rights (?) in its Staatsverwaltung 1947. The Staatsbibliothek in Munich also preserve books from the convent: Cgm 244, 432, 512, 516?, 518, 697, 806, 1521, 2926, 4274, 5243, 5244, 5516, Clm 2901-2918, 2919, 2931, 2932, 23113, 23155, 23158, 23164, 23287, 23314, 23315, 23318, and 28268(?). Three Psalters are held in the museum in Wasserburg as well.

 
Secondary Sources
 

By Women, For Women, About Women: The Sister-Books of Fourteenth Century Germany.Handschriftenerbe des Deutschen Mittelalters, vol. 1, p. 11.
SINNEGEN, P. Ansgar, Katholische Frauengenossenschaften Deutschlands, 64.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

In 1923 the community was revitalized by German Dominicans from California, USA.

 
Manuscripts Produced
 

Several works from the convent's library remain. The Staatsbibliothek Preußicher Kulturbesitz holds a manuscript of saints' lives from the convent, dating from the fifteenth century. Two diurnales, dating from 1495 and 1501 are held in the Landesbibliothk in Karlsruhe. Six choirbooks from the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries are held in the Erzbischöfliche Ordinariatsbibliothek in Munich. The Hauptstaatsarchiv and Staatsbibliothek in Munich also preserve books from the convent. Three Psalters are held in the museum in Wasserburg as well.

 
Admin. Notes
 

Needs more research
2]Hist. Staetten, 10.

 
Contributors
 
June Mecham
 
Date Started
 
1235
 
Date Finished
 
1803
 
Length
 
1680