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The idyllic abbey garden in Memleben offers spiritual charm, and lies hidden behind thick walls and surrounded by breathtaking architecture.

An abbey garden with spiritual charm

The garden’s layout follows that of its medieval models, with raised beds and selected plants from the 10th and 12th century on view. Behind the abbey walls you can discover the treasures of nature that are still used in many ways today, in medicine and research, and everyday or household use.

If you want to learn more about the monastic life and the charm of this abbey garden, you can do so at the former abbey of Memleben.

This is a cultural destination of a very special kind, which is unique because of its history. It is where the Emperor Otto the Great died, and it was the site of one of the important imperial abbeys, which you can find out more about by visiting the permanent exhibitions. The abbey garden and a museum invite visitors to take a journey into history.

Contact details
Museum Kloster und Kaiserpfalz Memleben
Thomas-Müntzer-Straße 48
06642 Kaiserpfalz OT Memleben
phone: +49 (0) 34672 60274
fax: +49 (0) 34672 93409

Open: 15 March to 31 October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturdays: public guided tour at 11.30 a.m.