Priory Zella/peasant’s pulpit
In the beautiful Werra valley – right behind the village Frankenroda with its half-timbered houses on the Luther Trail – the guesthouse and horseriding-centre Probstei Zella is located. Already in the 8th century a hermit is said to have founded a little monastery (a Zella) in this place between the high rock cliffs and the peacefully meandering Werra. Right up to the 18th century a monastic community lived and worked here.
During the Reformation – legend has it – Thomas Müntzer preached not far from the priory. Under his leadership the "vereinigte Haufen" (“united crowd“) passed Zella. From a limestone cliff, projecting like a pulpit, Müntzer is said to have called the peasants for fight. In 1998 the inn "Probstei Zella" was opened.
April to October daily from 11.30 a.m.
During the months of winter the restaurant remains closed.
Landgasthof Probstei Zella
Telephone: 036924 - 41976