The landscape with the monasteries on the Saale and Unstrut rivers offers historical personalities, architecture, culture and education, spirituality, wine and enjoyment. So how about a trip to the monasteries steeped in history?
Memleben Monastery and Imperial Palace
At Memleben begin your journey at one of the oldest monastery sites on the Unstrut. At the former place of death of King Henry I and Emperor Otto the Great, a dreamlike monastery garden and a late Romanesque crypt offer an opportunity to rest. In the former enclosure of the Benedictine monastery, visitors can learn a lot about monastic life and about the death of rulers in the Middle Ages.
15 March to 31 October: daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
1 November to 14 March: outdoor facilities only, daily 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Schulpforte - former Cistercian monastery
Through the beautiful landscape of the Unstrut valley, the monastery tour continues to School gate. The famous Cistercian monastery St. Marien zur Pforte is located just outside the city of Naumburg and was built in 1137 in the immediate vicinity of the Saale. Visit the church, the cloister, the enclosure areas and the surrounding monastery district and then fortify yourself in the fish house on the Saale. Close to the local vineyards, a dreamlike ambience invites you to eat and drink.
April to October: daily 10:00-18:00
November to March: daily 10.00-16.00
St. Claren Weißenfels - the third of the monasteries in Saale-Unstrut
After the visit of the Benedictines and Cistercians, the Sisters of St. Clare lured to Weißenfels. A cloister that comes to life again after 500 years, a scriptorium that enchants with musical sounds, Romanesque and Gothic building elements let the visitor dive into the past and feel the medieval monastery flair on the Saale and Unstrut rivers.
May to October:
every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month: 10.00-12.00 or by telephone arrangement