Bad Doberaner Münster

Bad Doberaner Münster

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Recommended by 453 out of 477 cyclists


  • Siegfried LG

    I associate two things with Bad Doberan: The Molli-Bahn and this gigantic former monastery complex with the cathedral as its center. A masterpiece of north German brick Gothic!

    The entire facility offers an impressive panorama, just sit on the bench and enjoy the whole thing. We did that when we chose Bad Doberan as the destination of our bike tour. This system can compete with the monastery in Dobbertin, which is now operated by the Diakonie Werk Dobbertin. Also a highlight of the brick Gothic and history of this country.

    If you don't want to cycle and happen to be in Kühlungsborn or want to go there, take the Molli-Bahn. There is no better combination of railway romance and north German brick Gothic.

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    • December 19, 2016

  • JoHo

    If you are already in Bad Doberan, after the visit you can go to the Kornhaus on the monastery grounds and fortify yourself with delicious cakes. No industrial goods but homemade. Outside tables are also available in good weather.
    For families there is a playground in the viewing area.

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    • July 27, 2017

  • Jodelpaule

    Doberaner Münster - the high Gothic church of the former Cistersian monastery was built in the late 13th century.
    It has a rich medieval interior, some of which are unique. The carvings that have been preserved testify to the high level of craftsmanship of earlier eras.

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    • June 23, 2016

  • MR

    definitely visit the bell house. But this is not for people who are claustrophobic. The climb is pretty tight

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    • September 27, 2018

  • Aleke

    The cathedral and the monastery have a special atmosphere and invite you to rest. My personal highlight.

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    • June 4, 2019

  • Berlin2007

    a masterpiece of brick Gothic

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    • June 17, 2019

  • Tri-Bikepacker

    The minster is one of the most important high Gothic brick buildings in the Baltic Sea region.

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    • September 28, 2020

  • Siegfried LG

    The monastery complex is a highlight of the north German brick Gothic. The complex includes several buildings, not just the minster. The Cistercian monastery was occupied in 1171 and construction began. The heart of the building is the cathedral, but some buildings are just as old. Some of them are just ruins. Today the granary is used in a variety of ways.
    The entire facility is always worth a visit.

    Two links for information

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    • August 10, 2016

  • tts

    The monastery complex is very large and extremely interesting. There are many highlights and you should inform yourself in advance, when something is open. It is worth it ..

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    • June 3, 2017

  • Jodelpaule

    The business building is just as old as the Doberan Minster. It was badly damaged by a fire in 1979. Shortly thereafter, the mill received an emergency roof, while the rest of the building is now to be reconstructed.
    If you are here at the right time, you can experience the monastery market.
    The Kornhaus serves as a café and as a location for a wide variety of cultural events. Right next to it is a nice, large children's playground.

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    • June 11, 2017

  • Nikita

    When the weather is beautiful, it is must-see when you are around.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Siegfried LG

    The Bad Doberan monastery, with the cathedral at its central point, has an important supra-regional charisma. A pearl of brick Gothic. The monastery complex with its park is also a place of leisure and relaxation when it gets a little quieter.

    More details here:

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    • July 4, 2018

  • Tourguide

    Beautifully interesting and wonderful to relax.

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    • July 26, 2018

  • Tourguide

    A gigantic building in a wonderful park.

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    • July 26, 2018

  • Dirk

    The entire monastery complex including park and museum nearby is actually worth seeing who you are interested.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Siegfried LG

    Bad Doberan has the stag, the swan and the episcopal crook in the coat of arms.

    There is a memorial to the swan to the south-west of the Münster, on the Stülower Bach. The following legend tells what this is all about:

    "In 1186 the re-establishment took place at today's location in Doberan. According to legend, Prince Nikolaus von Rostock went hunting here and promised that the new monastery would be built where he would kill the first stag. Nikolaus was lucky enough to hunt. At the same time Time a swan flew out of the swampy lowlands and uttered its call "dobr, dobr", which in Slavic meant "good, good." And so the foundation stone for the abbey was laid on June 25, 1186. The Doberan The coat of arms therefore bears the three distinctive symbols: swan, stag and the bishop's crook. "


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    • November 19, 2018

  • Blackchecker812

    A very nice sight!
    It is just as much a part of Bad Doberan as the molly Bahn.
    You have to see it. Simply because it's a piece of history!

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    • July 2, 2019

  • Lamy

    The high Gothic church of the former Cistercian monastery was built in 1171.
    The Minster in Bad Doberan is considered to be the most important medieval building in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the best example of the implementation of medieval design in brick and as a building of the highest technical and design perfection.

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    • July 21, 2019

  • Stefan Peters

    Impressive building in a beautiful park.

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    • September 2, 2019

  • RadlerJan

    Brick Gothic is well worth seeing. Always nice to look at.
    More information:

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    • February 25, 2020

  • Landgang

    It is simply part of every tour to pay a visit to the pearl of the brick gothic.

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    • July 3, 2020

  • Paul

    Very impressive old monastery!

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    • July 31, 2020

  • Ingo (ack1970) 🤭

    Simply worth seeing, especially the park 😉

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    • August 6, 2020

  • OstseeBiking

    The Doberaner Munster is a must-stop for every visitor.
    Regardless of whether it is just from outside or an internal visit, it is definitely worth it.

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    • November 30, 2020

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Location: Bad Doberan, Rostock, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany


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