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Abbey Keizersberg - Leuven - Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lopac44
N 50° 53.296 E 004° 41.737
31U E 619262 N 5638769
Quick Description: Abbij Keizersberg near the centre of Leuven.
Location: Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Date Posted: 10/20/2011 12:21:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMCWPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 12

Long Description:
Nederlands
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De Abdij Keizersberg ligt in Leuven, in het noorden van de stad. De monniken behoren tot de orde van de Benedictijnen. De abdij is gebouwd op een heuvel die de Keizersberg heet. Onder de (autochtone) Leuvenaars is deze heuvel echter bekend onder de naam 'Boelenberg' of 'Borgberch'. Daar het aantal monniken sterk gedaald is, werd een deel van de abdij heringericht tot studentenkamers. Voor het ogenblik huizen er twee gescheiden residenties, de SCK (Studenten Concentratie Keizersberg) en Monte Casino.

English
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Keizersberg Abbey, also known as Mont César Abbey (Dutch: Abdij Keizersberg; French: Abbaye du Mont César) is a Benedictine monastery on the hill Keizersberg or Mont César in the north of the university town of Leuven, Belgium.
The Keizersberg ("Caesar's" or "Emperor's hill") was the site of the castle around which the city of Leuven grew up, and which local legend connected with Julius Caesar. The castle was demolished in 1782 by order of Emperor Joseph II. On the east side of the same hill a commandery of the Knights Templars was built in 1187, which when the order was abolished came to the Knights Hospitallers in 1312. This was secularised by the French in 1798, when the church and larger buildings were demolished.
Full name of the abbey/monastery/convent: Abbij Keizerberg

Address:
Mechelsestraat 202
leuven, Brabant Belgium
3000


Religious affiliation: Benedictine monastery

Date founded/constructed: 1888

Web Site: [Web Link]

Status of Use: Acitvely Used

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