Bentlage Monastery

Rheine, Germany

In 1437, members of the Order of the Knights of the Cross founded the late Gothic Bentlage Monastery. It was extended again and again. In 1803 it was secularised and became the residence of the Rheine-Wolbeck principality. Only three years later it was handed over to the noble family Looz-Corswarem. They converted the former monastery into a castle. 

Since 1978 the property has been owned by the city of Rheine, which developed it into a cultural meeting place and monastery museum from 1989 to 2000. The highlight of the exhibition there are two reliquaries, which are unique in their state of preservation in the German-speaking world. Sophisticated temporary exhibitions regularly attract numerous visitors.

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Founded: 1437
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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www.muensterland.com

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Dimitri Sergeev (2 years ago)
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John Michael Voss (2 years ago)
Exceptional, must see, has a hotel, a Cafe and various other facilities, all in the true monastery style, but you need to walk a little
Robert Rosch-Iles (2 years ago)
Nice coffee and cake ? I enjoyed the current art exhibition.
Joris Kroos (4 years ago)
Nice to cycle by but not worth the detour. Cycling road is pretty though
Vitalie Zmeu (6 years ago)
Excellent place to relax and breathe fresh fresh air.
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