Secret eavesdropping in the new abbey The secret door in the abbot's quarters

The former abbot's quarters in the New Abbey houses many historic art treasures. It also hides a secret that visitors can't see. A hidden door in the cabinet makes it possible to eavesdrop on conversations in the Order Hall.

Kloster Schöntal, Geheimer Schrank im Abtszimmer

A peek behind the cabinet.

Guests under surveillance

The cabinet stands at the center of the side wall. It has been preserved in white and gold and its middle opens into a small room. A person in this room could eavesdrop on waiting guests in the Order Hall without their knowledge. Only a wooden wall separates the host from his guests.

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