Bistro Troand

How Troand got its name

Benediktuhshof’s spiritual tradition reaches back into the 8th century. In 750 a Main Franconian count named Troand followed the call of the pope to found monasteries.

The count had his Benedictine monastery “Holzchiricha“ built on a quiet valley floor, that was close to a stream and framed by forests.

The initiative of Zen master Willigis Jäger saved the monastery complex from decay in 2002. Like count Troand in his day, Jäger gave meditation and contemplation a space within Benediktushof.

Benediktushof is now experiencing its heyday as a center for meditation and mindfulness. To honor its founder the name Troand was chosen.

„The gifts of nature and luck are not as rare as the ability to enjoy them.“

Luc de Clapiers Vauvenargues