Wienhausen Abbey

Interesting
Founded in 1233, this old Cistercian convent has been occupied since the Reformation by a community of Protestant canonesses. It also houses a number of treasures, among them the stone statue of its founder (1280). The Nuns' Choir is embellished with splendid early-14C mural paintings. Once a year, starting on the Friday after Whitsun, the convent exhibits its famous Wienhausen tapestries (1300-1500) for several days.

Useful information

Address:

An der Kirche 1, 29342 Wienhausen

Phone:

+49 5149 18660

Price:

5.50 €

Opening hours

guided tour (in German, by prior arrangement in English or in French) end Mar-mid Oct: daily except Mon-11am and 2pm-5pm, Sun noon-5pm

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