Rühn Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery founded by Brunward, bishop of Schwerin in 1232. Already on May 29, 1292 the monastery was burned down completely. After reconstruction 30-40 nuns lived, prayed and worked there.

After the Reformation Duke Ulrich gave the monastery to his wife Elisabeth. She founded in Rühn the first girls' school in Mecklenburg. Numerous renovations and extensions were made then.

In the Thirty Years War the monastery was destroyed. During the age of the Duchess Sophie Agnes von Mecklenburg (1625-1694), it was rebuilt with a park with linden alley in the former monastery garden. Until 2008 the site changed hands several times and functioned for example as an orphan house. Since 2008 it has been owned by the Klosterverein Rühn e.V foundation.

The abbey church was completed in 1270.



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Amtsstraße 9, Rühn, Germany
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Founded: 1232
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Peter Kirschner (6 months ago)
sehr schöne Anlage und ein sehr schöner Weihnachtsmarkt mit vielen regionalen Ausstellern. War richtig gut.
nurderhsv88 (6 months ago)
Anne Dedlow (7 months ago)
Ein toller Adventsmarkt. Es hat nur die Musik gefehlt. Dennoch würden wir wieder hinfahren.
Frank Hübner (7 months ago)
Schönes altes Kloster, Sanierung weit fortgeschritten. Toll für Familien mit Kindern
Sabine Bohne (7 months ago)
Es ist immer wieder schön in Rühn.Gute Parkmöglichkeiten! Bin jedes Jahr dabei und kaufe gern dort Weihnachtsgeschenke.
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