Kloster Knechtsteden

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Recommended by 175 out of 185 cyclists


  • daha

    Kloster Knechtsteden is a former Premonstratensian abbey from the early 12th century, which since 1896 is owned by the Order of the Spirit, a Roman Catholic religious order. The monastery now houses a variety of different facilities.

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    • May 22, 2018

  • B&U

    Only five kilometers from the Dormagen motorway exit of the A57 lies the monastery Knechtsteden. Built from 1130 by the Premonstratensians, the Romanesque vaulted basilica is one of the most important sacred buildings in the region. After a major fire in 1869, the monastery was rebuilt by the Spiritans and has since been under their leadership. For years served Knechtsteden as almost autonomous monastery village around 450 people as a home. It is the largest medieval monastery in the archdiocese of Cologne.
    In the meantime, other places of contemplation can be found in the monastery in addition to pastoral-religious institutions. Schools, art workshops and artist studios, accommodation, restaurants and much more have found their place in the walls of the monastery. Also an optician master school with college branch has a home in the monastery.
    As part of the EUROGA 2002plus, the monastery grounds were completely redesigned. Around Knechtsteden, numerous well-maintained cycling and hiking trails through forests and fields invite you to stay in nature. The orchard in the Knechtsteden monastery also contributes to this with over 300 fruit trees and 120 varieties of fruit, which offers a considerable variety of old apple, pear, plum and cherry varieties typical of the Rhineland.
    Source: dormagen.de/tourismus-freizeit/kloster-knechtsteden

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    • April 15, 2018

  • Weidastern

    Large monastery with organic farm shop and garden restaurant nearby

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    • May 12, 2018

  • Stoney

    Monastery with beer garden. The in-house Klosterbräu is highly recommended.

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    • June 4, 2018

  • Alexander

    In the beer garden it can be tolerated well! Eat good!

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    • July 27, 2018

  • Thomas Fels

    Good restaurant

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    • September 9, 2018

  • Flo

    The Cordon Bleu on Thursday with a nice cellar beer. ;-)

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    • June 14, 2019

  • Till

    Thanks for this tip, - really a real highlight in this region! :)

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    • June 16, 2019

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Location: Dormagen, Rhein-Kreis Neuss, Düsseldorf District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


  • Elevation80 m

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