As the counts of Sayn about the change from the 12. to the 13. century on the height of her/its/their power stood, Count Heinrich II grasped. (gest.1202, the decision, to establish a cloister on eternal vengeance" "to God's bigger honor and in the hope near his/its castle and to equip with the necessary property. Particularly a place seemed to itself to it to be suitable, that valley-inward some hundred meters, above the place Sayn, in the neighborhood of the count-castle, lay. Already stood here, surrounds from forested heights, a bigger, that hl. Nikolaus' dedicated chapel, that belonged to the parish Engers.

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