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MUNSTER AM STEIN

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 12 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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MUNSTER AM STEIN, a watering-place of. Germany, in the Prussian Rhine province, on the Nahe, 22 m. S. of Kreuznach, on the railway from BingerbrUck to Strassburg. Pop. (1905), 915. Above the village are the ruins of the castle of Rheingrafenstein (12th century), formerly a seat of the count palatine of the Rhine, which was destroyed by the French in 1689, and those of the castle of Ebernburg, the ancestral seat of the lords of Sickingen, and the birthplace of Franz von Sickingen, the famous landsknecht captain and protector of Ulrich von Hutten, to whom a monument was erected on the slope near the ruins in 1889. The spa (saline and carbonate springs), specific in cases of feminine disorders, is visited by about 5000 patients annually. See Welsch, Das Sol- and Thermalbad Munster am Stein (Kreuznach, 1886) and Messer, Fiihree durch Bad Kreuznach and Munster am Stein (Kreuznach, 1905).
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