Cistercian Monastery in Osek

75 Points of Interest

Cistercians were associated with the town of Osek and early the 13th century they built there a monastery, which monastery became protected even by the pope Inocenc III. During the Hussite wars the monastery was plundered and the peak of its development occurred as late as in the 17th and the 18th centuries. Abbot Littwerich summoned Litoměřice civil engineer Ottavius Broggius to carry out civil modifications of the monastery. Roman reading board, which has been preserved until present, is a unique piece. In 1995 the monastery was declared national cultural sight.