Monastery woman Mrs
The counts Hartmann the older one and the younger one of Kyburg left their area within the range of the settlement at that time Mülinen to the Cistercian medal, which 1246 created the woman monastery of hair dryer beatae Mariae (well holy Maria). By different donations and acquisitions the monastery arrived rapidly at rich landed property. When Kastvögte of the monastery served the Kyburger, from which woman wells the coat of arms had taken over.
1280 was already devastated the monastery constructions by a fire. After the reconstruction the monastery woman well experienced a cultural and economic bloom time and ascended to the most important and richest woman monastery of the canton at that time Berne. Among the monastery goods the localities of of the closer environment with Grafenried , Zauggenried , Büren ranked to the yard, Limpach and Bittwil (with Rapperswil ()). Besides the monastery possessed Rebberge at the Bielersee, different further goods and houses in the cities castle village, Berne and Solothurn. From these cities also most nuns originated.
In the year 1375 the monastery woman well was attacked by the Guglern, which itself here temporarily quartered. To 26. December of the same yearly attacked Bernese a troop the Gugler, defeated it on the board field north the village and drove it out from woman wells. The monastery and parts of the village came up with this combat however in flames. In the future the monastery recovered only slow from the developed damage. It particularly arrived 1420 after becoming extinct the Kyburger as a function of Berne, that toward end 15. Century to introduce tried reforms of the klösterlichen life.
With the introduction of the reformation the monastery was secularized in the year 1528. The former monastery goods were converted to the Landvogtei woman well, which was subordinate to the regional court Zollikofen. A part of the monastery buildings with the church was broken off 1535. The remaining part with the cloister was converted to the lock and served from now on until 1798 as seat of the Landvogtes.
Today two wings of the former monastery are received. They exhibit still the essential structure of the monastery rebuilt after the fire of 1280, became however in 16. Converted and 18 experienced century to the lock in. Century a further transformation to the today's baroque building of locks.