Village and Monastery of Volkenroda
Located at the northern edge of the World Heritage Region, the village and monastery of Volkenroda do not only offer a view into the Thuringian Basin up to the Inselsberg Mountain if the weather is fine, but also a “Miniature World” which is ideal for family trips.
There is something for everyone! Apart from the oldest, still preserved Cistercian monastery church in Germany, you can discover the modern Christ Pavilion of EXPO 2000 which is often used for exhibitions and concerts during the season. At the village square, children will find a playground and the school farm where pets and farm animals as well as an open artist’s studio are at home. Guests are very welcome to visit the daily prayers of the ecumenical monastic community living here and to take some refreshment in the new dining room of the Monastery, the refectory, afterwards. A particular appealing experience of the old cultural landscape is offered by the Mediation Circular Trail which was designed in 2014 over a distance of 1 km. This leads through the old moat of a castle complex which was located at this place before the monastery foundation in 1131. A visit to the monastery gate and the cosy Café Puppenkind complement the excursion!
Monday - Sunday: 9am - 6pm
Monastery Church: 7:30am – 6pm