Nütschau Priory

Nütschau, Germany

Nütschau Priory is a Benedictine house located in the former Nütschau manor house. The manor was built in 1577-1579 by Heinrich Rantzau, this community originated after World War II as a refuge for displaced persons, particularly Catholics from the former German territories.

The church acquired the site in 1951 and at the request of Hermann Wilhelm Berning, the Bishop of Osnabrück, it was developed by and staffed from Gerleve Abbey. St. Ansgar's House opened in 1951. In 1955 the community was raised to the status of a priory under Gerleve, and in 1975 Nütschau became an independent monastery, which now includes a training house and a youth house.



Your name


Founded: 1577/1951
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

More Information



4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Bernd-Ludwig Flören (9 months ago)
I have known the monastery for 60 years. A lot has changed and become more modern. A very nice guest house with nice staff. Here you can feel comfortable. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and dinner are served daily.
Ana Lucia Ganson (10 months ago)
Nütschau Monastery is a place to meditate, to calm down and to communicate with the Padres. I feel very comfortable there. When I come back home I am very happy and balanced.
Wolfgang Mohr (2 years ago)
"Oasis of Silence" Nütschau creates new mental and physical strength every time we go home. The harmonious, loving atmosphere, the warm, cosmopolitan monks, the impressive hours of prayer, the picturesque monastery landscape... Everything is "refreshment for the soul"
Wolf-Dietrich Bartsch (2 years ago)
Traveling by bike on the Mönchsweg. Here was halftime. There is hardly a better place to quietly recharge your batteries and sort out the many thoughts and ideas that flutter through your head while cycling. And there was also a stamp for the pilgrim booklet.
Chris (3 years ago)
Also nice to look at and also the place, the area.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Broch of Gurness

The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village. Settlement here began sometime between 500 and 200 BC. At the centre of the settlement is a stone tower or broch, which once probably reached a height of around 10 metres. Its interior is divided into sections by upright slabs. The tower features two skins of drystone walls, with stone-floored galleries in between. These are accessed by steps. Stone ledges suggest that there was once an upper storey with a timber floor. The roof would have been thatched, surrounded by a wall walk linked by stairs to the ground floor. The broch features two hearths and a subterranean stone cistern with steps leading down into it. It is thought to have some religious significance, relating to an Iron Age cult of the underground.

The remains of the central tower are up to 3.6 metres high, and the stone walls are up to 4.1 metres thick.