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Munster Am Stein

MUNSTER AM STEIN, a watering-place of Germany, in the Prussian Rhine province, on the Nahe, 2^ m. S. of Kreuznach, on the railway from Bingerbriick to Strassburg. Pop. (1905), 915. Above the village are the ruins of the castle of Rheingrafenstein (12th century), formerly a seat of the count palatine of the Rhine, which was destroyed by the French in 1689, and those of the castle of Ebernburg, the ancestral seat of the lords of Sickingen, and the birthplace of Franz von Sickingen, the famous landsknecht captain and protector of Ulrich von Hutten, to whom a monument was erected on the slope near the ruins in 1889. The spa (saline and carbonate springs), specific in cases of feminine disorders, is visited by about 5000 patients annually.

See Welsch, Das Sol- und Thermalbad Munster am Stein ( Kreuznach, 1886) and Messer, Fiihrer durch Bad Kreuznach und Munster am Stein (Kreuznach, 1905).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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