St.Suitbertus

Düsseldorf, Germany

St.Suitbertus

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Kaiserswerth is one of the oldest parts of the City of Düsseldorf. It is in the north of the city and next to the river Rhine. It houses the Kaiserwerth Deaconesses’ Institute where Florence Nightingale worked. Kaiserswerth has about 7,000 inhabitants and an area of 4.71 km2.

About the year 700 the monk Saint Suitbert founded a Benedictine abbey at Werth, a river island that formed an important crossing point of the Rhine. The abbey was destroyed 88 years later. On that area there is now the "Erzbischöfliches Suitbertus-Gymnasium", an archiepiscopal secondary school with the old chapel and parts of the abbey. The former monastery garden is a meeting point for the upper school between lesson times.

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