3. St. Bernhard, Mühlwehrstraße

The magnificent emblem over the entrance gate reminds you of the fact that this property once belonged to the Cistercian Order of Schöntal. The current building and chapel, which is characterised by a portal, date back to the 18th century.

St. Bernhard in Mühlwehrstraße, Bad Mergentheim
St. Bernhard in Mühlwehrstraße, Bad Mergentheim

The building complex, which extends from the rear side up to Holzapfelgasse, is the most formative building in the street. Today, it is home to a private primary and secondary school run by Franciscan nuns of the Sisters' Congregation of Sießen. In former times, a ‘Hohenlohe’ farmstead stood here, which was bought in 1291 by the Cistercian monks from Schöntal and run by a provost.

In 1371, the first chapel in honour of St. Bernard was dedicated. The Sisters’ Congregation of Sießen acquired the building in 1894 after several changes of ownership and established a high school there.