St Nikolaus-Hospital (Cusanusstift)
St Nikolaus hospital was founded in 1447 by Cardinal Nicholas Cusanus (1401-1464), a humanist and theologian born in Kues. It was built to house thirty-three (Christ's age when he died) old people in need, a tradition still observed to this day. The Gothic cloister and chapel are well worth seeing. Inside, admire the beautiful 15C altarpiece, a bronze copy of the cardinal's tombstone, and the tombstone of Clara Cryftz, the prelate's sister.
Address:Kues, 54470 Bernkastel-Kues
Phone:+49 6531 2260
Price:free of charge
Sun-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm - guided tours Apr-Oct: Tue 10.30am and Fri 3pm