Abtei Mariawald

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Recommended by 348 out of 363 hikers

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    Unfortunately, Mariwawald Monastery will be closed during the year 2018. The ten monks who live here are now very old and can not operate the monastery without support. In addition, the monastery does not generate enough money to finance the monastery. At the moment there is still discussion about a continued use of the buildings. It is hoped that it will continue to be a spiritual place that honors the centuries-old tradition.

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    • February 28, 2018

  • Kai

    The abbey itself is a monastery among many, the pea soup delicious.
    In the monastery shop, there are so many, albeit not very cheap things to buy such as four different types of beer, one of which is made according to its own recipe by the Bitburger brewery exclusively for the abbey.
    Although the abbey will soon be closed, the restaurant and the monastery shop will be continued.

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    • August 3, 2018

  • Jost

    Good opportunity for a break with a very good pea soup.

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    • March 19, 2015

  • Marion

    A good break in the kermeterschänke in wolfgarten

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    • December 31, 2016

  • Gerd

    The Trappist monastery Mariawald is very beautiful and you have a wonderful view. The pea soup is recommended again and again. I had not tried it, however.

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    • January 10, 2017

  • Ten Feet On Tour 🐶🐺👦🏻

    For dog owners, the outdoor benches made of concrete offers. Is on weekends in good weather well attended.

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    • February 25, 2017

  • Dirk Berkenhoff

    Official declaration on the closure of Mariawald / Heimbach by Abbot Bernardus Peeters, Tilburg.

    The Trappist Abbey Mariawald is closed:

    The Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life in Rome decided that after careful consideration. Since 2017, Mariawald has been placed in the custody of the congregation in order to find a sustainable solution for the abbey. The decision to close has now been taken, in particular, in care of the ten monks living there. They are on average 81 years old, their local supply is no longer guaranteed. "For the community, it is hardly possible to live independently in the monastery and to fulfill the tasks required there. The oldest brother is already 94 years old, "says Pontifical Commissioner Abbot Bernardus Peeters OCSO, who is responsible for the closure of the congregation. In addition, in the Order of the offspring, although much has been done in recent years, the community n

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    • January 23, 2018

  • Waldläufer

    The pea soup is world famous "and the Trappist beer is also very good.

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    • January 25, 2017

  • Jo

    The Trainstist Mariawald is located in a forest above Heimbach.

    In addition to various events such as masses and prayer communities, guest stays are also offered.
    In the monastery restaurant there are u.a. a famous pea stew with and without sausages.
    In addition a delicious Trapistenbier and the world is in order ... ;-)

    Opening hours:
    Mondays - Fridays; 11 am to 5 pm in winter - 11 am to 6 pm in summer
    Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 9 am to 5 pm in winter - 9 am to 6 pm in summer

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    • December 23, 2017

  • Dirk Berkenhoff

    Official declaration on the closure of Mariawald / Heimbach by Abbot Bernardus Peeters, Tilburg.

    The Trappist Abbey Mariawald is closed:

    The Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life in Rome decided that after careful consideration. Since 2017, Mariawald has been placed in the custody of the congregation to find a sustainable solution for the abbey. The decision to close has now been taken, in particular, in caring for the ten monks living there. They are on average 81 years old, their local supply is no longer guaranteed. "For the community it is hardly possible to live independently in the monastery and to fulfill the tasks necessary there. The oldest brother is already 94 years old, "says Pontifical Commissioner Abbot Bernardus Peeters OCSO, who is responsible for the closure of the congregation. In addition, in the Order of the offspring, although much has been done in recent years, the community n

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    • January 23, 2018

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Pea stew from the monastery shop is a real culinary delight. Add a Belgian Trappist beer and the world is alright again. Then a hike to Heimbach and the superfluous calories are broken down again. The ordeal down to the Rur is much easier than the other way around. Along the Rur along the dam is the way over bridges very romantic. Too bad that the monks have gone the distance.

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    • January 5, 2019

  • Gerd

    It has a magnificent view of the monastery and the surrounding area.

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    • January 10, 2017

  • Jo

    The Trainstist Mariawald is located in a forest above Heimbach.
    In addition to various events such as masses and prayer communities, guest stays are also offered.
    In the monastery restaurant there are u.a. a famous pea stew with and without sausages.
    In addition a delicious Trapistenbier and the world is in order ... ;-)

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    • December 28, 2017

  • Jan

    Here are many fallen from the 2nd World War.

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    • August 19, 2018

  • Peter und Amba

    The very old monastery is a special place where you can rest and stop. Here are really generations as hikers, cyclists, family excursionists and of course as a motorcyclist stopped for a break and enjoyed the famous pea soup with sausage. A detour to the abbey church is definitely worth it. The monks will leave the abbey during the year. The message in this regard:
    The businesses and the restaurant remain and so the last pea soup is not eaten yet.

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    • August 22, 2018

  • Sandra

    A nice stopover on a tour through the Eifel National Park.

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    • February 5, 2019

  • Jan

    The monastery shop offers numerous maps.

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    • August 20, 2018

  • Floppy

    Also a highlight at the end of the tour.

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    • August 29, 2017

  • Reini

    In the abbey there are delicious pea soup

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    • March 10, 2017

  • Markus

    After a sweaty ascent through a dark valley, this magnificent view over the abbey of Mariawald from the war cemetery Mariawald suddenly opens up.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Neubauer

    From Maria Wald to Heimbach the Way of the Cross with the individual stations always goes downhill.

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    • October 5, 2017

  • Jürgen

    Delicious pea soup to strengthen it in the abbey restaurant. We recommend

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    • October 31, 2017

  • Jo

    Delicious pea soup with and without sausage and Trapisten beer. We recommend!

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    • November 16, 2017

  • Alex

    From here you can start very nice hikes in the nearby area to then take a small snack in the monastery.

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    • December 25, 2017


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Location: Heimbach, Düren, Cologne District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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