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The Eldena Monastery is a former Cistercian monastery in the Eldena district of Greifswald and has only survived as a ruin. The monastery complex is open all year round and freely accessible with the exception of special events.
June 12, 2017
The ruins of a former Cistercian monastery might have been forgotten or even completely demolished if Caspar-David Friedrich hadn't started painting them from around 1803. Due to the destruction and decay after the Thirty Years' War (and as a quarry also for the building of the university, it was given to it in 1634) it was already in ruins at that time. Friedrich's pictures aroused public interest and scientific research and excavation began in 1828. The ruin has now been secured and preserved and used for cultural events. A wonderful place.
August 15, 2021
Here you will find very nice motifs for taking photos 👍😉
September 1, 2018
The ruins of Eldena Monastery are definitely worth a visit! On information boards you can learn interesting facts about the monastery and the Cistercians.
January 1, 2019
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