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Walkenreid Monastery

The monastery which was founded in 1127 was the third Cistercian monastery to be established in Germany. The monastery was founded by Countess Adelheid as the third Cistercian monastery within German speaking territory and was confirmed in 1137 by Pope Innocent II. By the 15th century the monastery was in decline and the Peasants War brought it to the verge of destruction. In 1525, 800 peasants marched against the monastery. Abbot Paulus and the monks fled taking with them the archives. Today you can see some of the impressive remains of the abbey plus an excellent new museum which was opened in 2006 and is one of the largest and most innovative museums in Europe.

Adults 6.00 euro / Children 4.00 euro

Kloster Walkenried
Steinweg 4a
37445 Walkenried
Tel: 05525 9599064

Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00
Thursday 10.00 - 17.00
Friday 10.00 - 17.00
Saturday 10.00 - 17.00
Sunday 10.00 - 17.00

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