Volkenroda Monastery

Klooster Volkenroda

The former Cistercian Monastery that was founded in 1131 attracts visitors with events in the Christ Pavilion. It has the oldest Cistercian Monastery Church that is still preserved in Germany.

Today, the ecumenical community of the Jesus Brotherhood forms the monastery life. Fresh wind blows through the old walls due to the lived togetherness of the monastery community and to youth education schemes as well as to the presence of culture and agriculture in the monastery estate. Church services, art and culture events take place in the Christ Pavilion of the world exhibition EXPO 2000. Numerous guests appreciate this place for contemplation and as conference venue. The Monastery is situated near to the pilgrim paths Loccum-Volkenroda and Waldsassen-Volkenroda.



Kloster Volkenroda
Amtshof 3
99998 Körner-Volkenroda

phone (03 60 25) 55 90


Opening hours:

Monday - Sunday: 9am - 6pm 

Monastery grounds, church and the school farm: mostly 9am - 6pm

the monastery church: regular between the devotions: 7:30am to 6pm 

monastery shop / monastery door:
Monday - Saturday: 9am – 8pm
Sunday and public holidays: 9am – 5pm

During worship and prayer times, our monastery door is closed.

Christ Pavilion:
May - October
Monday – Sunday: 10am - 5pm or by appointment

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