Johannisberg
Community ID
 
2821
 
Alternate Names
 
Johannisberg im Rheingau; Bischofsberg
 
Town
 
Geisenheim
 
Diocese
 
Mainz
 
Region
 
Hessen-Nassau
 
Medieval Location
 
On the hillside of the Bischofsberg above Geisenheim
 
Modern Location
 
In Darmstadt in the Rhein valley. Exit the B42 at Geisenheim
 
Corporate Status
 
Double monastery
 
Dedication
 
S. John the Baptist
 
Date Founded
 
1090
 
Religious Order
 
Benedictine
 
Congregation
 
S. Georgen
 
Foundation Information
 

Archbishop Ruthard of Mainz founded the monastery.
1096 - 1100AD
Benedictine monks from Mainz built the first monastery in the Rhinegau on this site.

1130AD
The consecration of a Romanesque basilica in honour of John the Baptist resulted in the name Johannisberg, (Mountain of John), being used for mountain, monastery and village.

1525AD
The monastery was plundered and destroyed during the farmers' revolution.

 
Contributors
 
Alison Beach