Waldsassen Abbey is the Fairy Tale Library You Need to Visit

Waldsassen Abbey is the Fairy Tale Library You Need to Visit

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From the outside, you might not guess that this humble nunnery nestled in Bavaria, Germany houses one of the most beautiful libraries you’ve ever seen!   Image via Bavaria.by   The abbey was originally founded all the way back in 1147, but in the nineteenth century it was bought out and converted into a cotton factory. However, in 1863 a group of Cistercian nuns bought it back and began restoring the Abbey to its former glory.   Image via trover.com     The library was built in 1724-6. Karl Stilp, a local sculptor from the 18th century, created the intricate …