The Asbeck Monastery in Legden
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Palaces and Castles Day in Münsterland
19 June 2022

Asbeck Abbey for the Castles and Burgs Day

Within the Münsterland park landscape, visitors come across the village of Asbeck near Legden, which has existed for over 900 years and where Bishop Werner von Katzenelnbogen had an important monastery complex built from 1173 onwards. The Romanesque Dormitory Asbeck is part of the former monastery complex of Asbeck Abbey. Built around 1200, the building is one of the few examples of Romanesque secular architecture in north-west Germany and houses, among other things, the Asbeck Abbey Museum.

Guided tour

14:30 and 15:00

Guided tours of Asbeck Abbey with visits to the Romanesque dormitory, the cloister gallery, the Romanesque collegiate church, the gatehouse, the abbesses' house, the abbey mill and the Theresen cabinet. Visitors also get insights that are not usually granted! An experience suitable for the whole family.

  • Start: 2:30 pm | 3:00 pm
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Price: free of charge
  • no registration required
  • Meeting place: Dormitory

Virtual tour

14:30 - 17:30

You can also experience Asbeck Abbey digitally. Put on your VR glasses and off you go. Take a virtual walk through the medieval monastery grounds and learn more about the history of the estate. An experience for young people and adults.

  • Start: 2:30 pm
  • Duration: approx. 10 minutes
  • free of charge
  • no registration required
  • The offer can be used at any time during museum hours!

Concert in the collegiate church


The popular concert series "Summer - Castles - Virtuosos - Classical Music in Westmünsterland" will continue in 2022. At Asbeck Abbey, visitors can expect a very special performance on 19 June: the Bennewitz Quartet with Joseph Haydn, Erwin Schulhoff and Antonin Dvorák. Founded in Prague in 1998, the quartet is one of the world's most respected chamber music ensembles. Classical music enthusiasts can look forward to the works of great composers.

  • Start: 5:30 pm
  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Price: €17.00, reduced €12.50, children under 14 free
  • Tickets can be purchased online here, additionally there will be a box office at the main entrance of the collegiate church
  • no registration required
  • Meeting point: St. Margaret's Collegiate Church

Service at Asbeck Abbey

  • Guided tours
  • Museum in the house
  • Park by the house
  • Bad weather offer
  • Public WC
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Rest area / picnic area

More info

  • In the immediate vicinity of Asbeck Abbey, visitors will find catering establishments.
  • Asbeck Abbey is partly barrier-free. The collegiate church, dormitory, cloister gallery and WC facilities are accessible without barriers.
  • The rooms are also open outside of a guided tour from 2:30 to 5:30 pm.
  • Free parking is available nearby.
  • Asbeck Abbey is on the 100 Castles Route.


  • Asbeck Abbey
  • Monastery Street 20
  • 48739 Legden-Asbeck
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