The monastery's beginnings in Neusaß
Many monasteries have obscure beginnings. Likewise, little information remains about the founding of Schöntal Monastery. Researchers know that Wolfram von Bebenburg first founded the monastery in Neusaß, on his land south of Schöntal. The Neusaß pilgrimage church still stand there today. A legend tells of the later relocation to the Jagst valley following an unusual encounter with an old man.