Kloster Lüne

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Recommended by 90 out of 100 cyclists


  • Siegfried LG

    Interesting old monastery complex with possibility to rest over coffee and cake. It is worthwhile to walk through the whole area in good weather. This monastery is famous for its carpets and embroidery. Even today, there are still clerical ladies there in the area, you get in the accessible area a plastic impression, as they have lived at the time.


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    • August 22, 2016

  • Topsi

    Just a few minutes' walk from the city center of Lüneburg, the Benedictine monastery Lüne, founded in 1172, is surrounded by greenery with mature trees and orchards. After two fires, the monastery was rebuilt in its present form at the end of the 14th century.

    After the introduction of the Lutheran Reformation in the Duchy of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the monastery changed into a Protestant aristocratic dowry until the beginning of the 18th century.
    Source: kloster-luene.de

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    • September 16, 2015

  • Siegfried LG

    After an inscription, the monastery was built in 1570. The builder was Duke Ernst II of Brunswick-Lüneburg. The half-timbered house is still a restaurant today.

    Since 2003, the Klosterkrug is an Italian restaurant with very good cuisine. ristorante-italia.de
    In 2010 the Klosterkrug was restored and equipped with bookable apartments.

    In the 18th century, the house was extended to the west, you can see it in the color scheme and simple framework. On the eastern side you can see elaborate fan rosettes and above the front door two ornate reliefs: on the right Christ with the globe and the right hand raised to blessing, on the left in profile a Christ turned into a ruler. (The builder?)

    A representation of the inscriptions can be found in:

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    • May 8, 2017

  • Outside

    The monastery is not just a restaurant. You can spend the night in the beautiful rooms of the Klosterkrug Apartments.

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    • August 18, 2017

  • Topsi

    On the grounds there is a cafe with a beautiful garden and a wonderful dining room, which used to be a storeroom. Opening hours can be found here:

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    • September 16, 2015

  • Siegfried LG

    Weaving in the monastery Lüne

    The Luene monastery houses the hand weaving mill, which has been operated with passion and commitment by the four hand weavers Gerda Thost, Ulrike Söhl, Helga Edler and Monika Sürie for many years.
    Only natural materials are used on the large looms - linen and cotton, silk, virgin wool and cashmere.

    Even nettle fibers have already been used for promising weaving trials. Most of the wool comes from sheep from Iceland, Norway and Sweden.


    A portrait of the weavers:

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    • August 12, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    Kloster Lüne is one of the 6 Heide monasteries and is especially known for its textile art. It has since 1995 its own museum of sacred textile art.

    "The history of this place begins with a modest hermitage around 1150/60, when the consecration of a stone chapel was recorded in 1157. In 1170, a group of pious women asked the Bishop of Verden to form a monastic community Please allow and give the women land at the chapel The chronicle contains indications that the convent had been living according to the rule of St. Benedict since 1272 and that in the meantime it had considerably expanded.

    A great fire in 1372 led to the almost complete destruction of the monastery. But immediately the rebuilding of the monastery on the old foundation walls began. As early as 1420, the cloister quadrangle and the monastery church were completed, which have preserved their medieval appearance to this day. In the following decades, the monastery managed to increase its ownership considerably. It owned, for example, after the Michaelis Monastery most shares in the Lüneburg Saline. ... "

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    For opening hours and entrance fees:

    The Kloster-Cafe impresses not only with its hospitality, but also with its painted beamed ceiling. Of course, in the summer you can also sit outside in the garden.

    At the monastery is also a weaving mill, which produce fabrics and textiles in a classic way. echt.land/shop/weberei

    The monastery jug in the very beautiful half-timbered house does not belong to the monastery. He has his own story.

    The former Probstei is now a Greek restaurant.

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The monastery was founded in 1172. In 1272, the monastery was first mentioned as a Benedictine monastery. A visit to the monastery is worthwhile.

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    • September 15, 2018

  • Manfred Bargsten

    Those who prepare themselves a little, for whom lives the history of the monastery with its beautiful buildings. The facility is an experience.

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    • May 10, 2018

  • Cord

    Here you can eat very well.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Very nice restaurant, where you can also stay.

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    • September 13, 2018

  • Cord

    In any case, one should visit the monastery. There you can hear something about the history of Lüneburg.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Cord

    Kloster Lüne is more of an insider tip. Definitely worth a guided tour of the monastery. There you learn the history.

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    • November 28, 2018

  • Cord

    That's when you realize how hard the craft used to be.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Lord Richie

    Well-preserved monastery - complete with herb gardens and orchard.

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    • April 7, 2019

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Location: Lüneburg Heath, Lower Saxony, Germany


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