Infobox Ort in Deutschland
Wappen = Wappen-haina-kloster.pnglat_deg = 51 |lat_min = 02
lon_deg = 08 |lon_min = 58
Lageplan =
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-Frankenberg in northwest Hesse, Germany.



Haina lies in Waldeck-Frankenberg south of Frankenberg and east of Burgwald at the southwest slope of the Kellerwald range. It lies on the river Wohra not far west of the Hohes Lohr (the Kellerwald range's second highest peak at 657 m).

Neighbouring communities

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 Jesberg and Gilserberg (all three in the Schwalm-Eder-Kreis), in the south on the town of Gemünden, and in the west on the community of Burgwald and the town of Frankenberg (all three in Waldeck-Frankenberg).

Constituent communities

Haina consists of the following 12 centres: Altenhaina, Battenhausen, Bockendorf, Dodenhausen, Haddenberg, Haina (administrative seat), Halgehausen, Hüttenrode, Löhlbach, Mohnhausen, Oberholzhausen and Römershausen.


The former Cistercian monastery in 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 Weser all 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 psychiatric hospital.

In 1789, the Abbot of the Haina Monastery Friedrich von Stamford built the "Stamfordscher Garten" in Haina, and "English garden".


Municipal council

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 1751 in Haina, died 26 June 1829 in Eutin)


*Psychiatry museum


External links

* [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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