Summary Page: Former House
Name: Retters, B.M.V.
Circary at the Time: Vadegotia
Years of Activity: 1146-1559
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Monasticon Praemonstratense (I, 111)
Approximate modern location: Southwest of Königstein im Taunus (northwest of Frankfurt am Main), and northeast of the small town of Fischbach there is a village called Schneidhain. Just to the west-southwest of Schneidhain, on the Eppsteinerstrasse/Wiesbadenerstrasse, there is a small road through the Kelkheimer Stadtwald to the west. This road ends in a gate controlling access to Rettershof.
Elm-Number [See below]: None*
Other Comments: After 1222 only a convent. Burned in 1640.
* This listing (and the numbers, with a few adjustments after 1995) is based on the map contained in Kaspar Elm's Norbert von Xanten: Adliger, Ordensstifter, Kirchenfürst, Wienand Verlag, Köln, 1984, page 328-329.