Part of The Gargoyle is set in a cloister in medieval Germany. What I wasn’t aware of is the fact that said cloister was just around the corner from where we live. So I thought we’d go today and have a look at what the location looks like today. Not much of the cloister is still there. In 1565 it was abandoned and the property divided. Engelthal (valley of angels) is a village in the middle of nowhere. I was amazed at the amount of snow there. Where we live the snow is melting and muddy, but up the hills in the countryside there are tons left. Figures that I have to go there in the middle of winter when all the snow services are complaining about the lack of road salt, :-).
This is the parish church that was built around 1270. I’m not sure whether it belonged to the cloister or not. To see a few more pictures, please click on the image or here.