Infobox Ort in Deutschland
Wappen = Wappen-haina-kloster.png
lat_deg = 51 |lat_min = 02
lon_deg = 08 |lon_min = 58
Bundesland = Hessen
Regierungsbezirk = Kassel
Landkreis = Waldeck-Frankenberg
Höhe = 337
Fläche = 91.28
Einwohner = 3707
Stand = 2006-12-31
PLZ = 35114
PLZ-alt = 3559
Vorwahl = 06456
Kfz = KB
Gemeindeschlüssel = 06 6 35 013
Straße = Poststraße 4
Website = [http://www.haina.de www.haina.de]
Bürgermeister = Rudolf Backhaus
Haina (Kloster) is a community in
Waldeck-Frankenbergin northwest Hesse, Germany.
Haina lies in Waldeck-Frankenberg south of Frankenberg and east of
Burgwaldat the southwest slope of the Kellerwaldrange. It lies on the river Wohra not far west of the Hohes Lohr (the Kellerwald range's second highest peak at 657 m).
Haina borders in the northwest on the town of
Frankenau, in the northeast on the town of Bad Wildungen(both in Waldeck-Frankenberg), in the east on the community of Bad Zwesten, in the southeast on the communities of Jesbergand Gilserberg(all three in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis), in the south on the town of Gemünden, and in the west on the community of Burgwaldand the town of Frankenberg (all three in Waldeck-Frankenberg).
Haina consists of the following 12 centres: Altenhaina, Battenhausen, Bockendorf, Dodenhausen, Haddenberg, Haina (administrative seat), Halgehausen, Hüttenrode, Löhlbach, Mohnhausen, Oberholzhausen and Römershausen.
Cistercian monasteryin Haina is Hesse's most important Gothic building works. Haina Monastery was built by monks from the Altenberg Monastery in the "Bergisches Land". In 1188, they had moved to the Aulesburg (castle) near Löhlbach, and thirty years later they moved again, this time to Haina.
Through donations, buying and exchanges, the Haina Cistercians earned themselves a rich estate, from the
Weserall the way to the Main. In 1527, the monastery was shut down by Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse– known as Philip the Magnanimous – and turned into a state hospital.
The Monastery Church, built between 1215 and 1330, is the earliest Gothic building in Germany. The former monastery nowadays houses a
In 1789, the Abbot of the Haina Monastery Friedrich von Stamford built the "Stamfordscher Garten" in Haina, and "
Haina's council is made up of 23 councillors, with seats apportioned thus, in accordance with municipal elections held on
26 March 2006:Note: Bürgergemeinschaft Großgemeinde Haina, Freie Bürgerschaft Löhlbach and Unabhängige Bürger Dodenhausen im Kellerwald are all citizens' coalitions.
Sons and daughters of the town
Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, painter – called "Goethe-Tischbein" (born 15 February 1751in Haina, died 26 June 1829in Eutin)
* [http://www.kirche-haina.de Parish homepage with virtual monastery tour]
* [http://www.haina.de Haina]
* [http://www.altenberger-dom.de/zisterz/haina.htm Monastery history]
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