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Memleben Monastery and Imperial Palace

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Description:

Living Memleben Monastery

Museum educational offer for school classes and private groups
As the former residence of King Henry I and Emperor Otto the Great, Memleben is a place of great attraction. The museum is located in the grounds of a former
Benedictine monastery that Otto II founded after the death of his father. A magnificent church ruin holds a special treasure hidden in itself
Living Memleben Monastery

Museum educational offer for school classes and private groups
As the former residence of King Henry I and Emperor Otto the Great, Memleben is a place of great attraction. The museum is located in the grounds of a former
Benedictine monastery that Otto II founded after the death of his father. A magnificent church ruin holds a special treasure: a beautiful late Romanesque crypt. Various exhibitions inform about the multifaceted history, which all visitors can actively explore.
includes. Above all, however, the "Living Memleben Monastery" makes a visit to the monastery in the Unstrut Valley an eventful adventure:
Monasteries have been places of creativity, writing, spirituality, science, music and medicine for over 1000 years. At the historic site of Memleben, interested school classes and private groups can experience the multifaceted everyday and living world of monasteries
and go on a little journey through time. Participants slip into the role of a medieval Benedictine monk and choose their own monastery warden. The program includes exploration of the grounds, monastery garden and museum areas. A monastic meal according to Benedictine rule as well as a practical part under the guidance of museum staff round off the stay at Memleben Monastery.

Procedure:
  • Immerse yourself in a bygone era
  • Guided tour and/or self-exploration of the exhibitions, the entire complex and the monastery garden
  • Preparation for the monastic meal
  • Taking a medieval meal
  • Practice of the Carolingian minuscule, writing and sealing of documents, development of an own
  • monograms, stone carvings or bookmarks with decorated initial, building a monastery with
  • Wooden bricks
  • Conclusion in the crypt

Participants: maximum 32 persons

Duration:
  • complete program approx. 5 h
  • shortened programme approx. 3.5 h (possible after prior consultation)

In addition to experiencing the monastery on site, you can also enjoy handmade specialties from the historic walls. 
Just as the Benedictine monks once did, busy bees are now working at Memleben Monastery. In the monastery garden and a specially created flowering meadow they collect east of the
Klosterkirchen nectar for the monastery honey from Memleben.
The monastery honey from Memleben can be purchased directly at the monastery gate and from the beekeeper Marko Ehmer. The monastery's own wine from the monastery's historic vineyard can also be found at the monastery gate. 
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Monday 10:00-16:00
Tuesday 10:00-16:00
Wednesday 10:00-16:00
Thursday 10:00-16:00
Friday 10:00-16:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Where:

Address:

Thomas-Müntzer-Strasse 48
06642 Imperial Palace OT Memleben
Phone: 034672 60274
E-mail: kontakt@kloster-memleben.de
website: https://www.kloster-memleben.de/de/

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