Tvis Abbey Ruins

Holstebro, Denmark

Tvis Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey founded in 1163 by Prince Buris as a daughter house of Herrevad Abbey in Scania (now in Sweden). The abbey was dissolved during the Reformation, probably in 1547. The abbey church, which served as a parish church, was demolished, apparently in 1698, after which a replacement was set up in the west wing, but that too was demolished after the construction of a new parish church in 1887. Today there are no visible remains apart from the foundations.

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Founded: 1163
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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Gitte Roenborg (9 months ago)
Really nice place. Very beautiful and well-kept garden by the mill and the lake ? highly recommended.
Mette Aagaard Kristensen (2 years ago)
Lovely nature, a good place for a walk
Peter Michel (3 years ago)
The Tvis Monastery was founded in 1163. The Cistercian monks built a four-wing monastery complex here with a church in the north. The monastery also had a bell foundry that supplied bells to the village churches in the area. During the Reformation in 1536 the monastery was dissolved.
Mikael Jensen (4 years ago)
There is not much to experience, but I still give it 3 stars because the area also houses Tvis Mølle, the hydropower island, lookout point, shelters and a newly constructed really nice walking route right by the monastery.
Phillip Jensen (6 years ago)
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