Bike Touring Highlight
Cycling may not be permitted at this location.
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
Langwaden Monastery was founded as a Premonstratensian monastery in the 12th century. 1802, on August 10th, the monastery was abolished by the Napoleonic revolutionary armies and bought together with the surrounding lands in 1805 by the French diplomat Nicolas-Joseph Maison. Maison used the monastery as a family seat. During this time the monastery church was demolished and the monastery building was extensively rebuilt. In addition, Maison had the parks and gardens of the monastery built. Today the monastery houses next to the living area of the monks a restaurant with a very nice beer garden in the park of the monastery, in which the in-house monastery beer is also served, as well as a guest house and a monastery shop.
March 23, 2021
Around 1145 the monastery was founded as a Premonstratensian monastery at the request of Count Christian von Wevelinghoven. The monastery was assigned to the Archbishopric of Cologne at fiefdom and therefore enjoyed the protection of the Archbishop of Cologne. The monastery was first mentioned in a document by the Archbishop of Cologne, Philipp I von Heinsberg, in 1173.
July 4, 2020
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