Secluded, elevated, fertile: The Klausenberg
The German word “Klause” (Latin from claudere "to close") means a secluded abode of a religious hermit. One of the most beautiful chapels in Rheinhessen is enthroned on the Klausenberg, above Abenheim: the Sankt Michael Kapelle (Chapel of St. Michael). Countess Agnes of Nassau is said to have been granted permission in 1298/99 to build a monastery with a chapel in Abenheim. Around the same time (vaguely dated to 1286), the vineyard was mentioned for the first time. Here you will find fertile loess soil for all the grape varieties of Rheinhessen. From the chapel, there is a magnificent view over the Wonnegau region all the way to Worms Cathedral. The Rheinhessen Way of St. James and the "Lutherweg 1521" trail pass by here. The Abenheim Sculpture Trail is very close.