Castles and Palaces Day at Bentlage Monastery
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
19 June 2022

Bentlage Monastery for the Castles and Burgs Day

On the banks of the Ems, nestled in a centuries-old Münsterland cultural landscape, lies the former monastery of the Teutonic Knights and later Bentlage Castle in Rheine. Today it is used as a cultural meeting place. In the monastery's museum, medieval art treasures from the monastery period meet high-calibre modern loans from the collection of the LWL Museum of Art and Culture. Other focal points are exhibitions of regional and national contemporary art, a workshop for printmaking and a wide-ranging programme of events for those interested in culture and families.

Matinee for the exhibition Anne Carnein. Objects

11:00 - 12:00

Things are greening, growing and blossoming at Museum Kloster Bentlage at the moment. The artist Anne Carnein, born in 1982, pursues a very independent position as a sculptor. Her handling of used and discarded materials, from which delicate roots, colourful blossoms and leaves emerge, is astonishing. At the matinee, museum educator Alexandra Dolezych first invites visitors to take a tour of the exhibition. Afterwards, visitors can try out the techniques and materials for themselves in a small practical workshop in the museum studio.

  • Start: 11:00 a.m.
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Price: free of charge
  • Meeting place: Museum ticket office
  • Registration required by 18.06.2022: at or 05971 - 920610

Monastery and museum tour

15:00 and 16:00

A free tour with a museum guide will give you exciting insights into the monastery history of Bentlage; into the time of the aristocratic residence and into today's cultural use. Together you will visit art treasures such as the Bentlage Relic Gardens and the paintings by August Macke in the Westphalian Gallery. Afterwards, you will have time to explore the current special exhibitions by the artists Anne Carnein (Museum) and Peer Christian Stuwe (Salons and Dormitory) on your own.

  • Start: 15:00 h | 16:00 h
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Price: free of charge
  • Meeting point: museum ticket office
  • no registration required

Service at Bentlage Monastery

  • Guided tours
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • Museum in the house
  • Bicycle rental
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Park by the house
  • Indoor
  • WLAN hotspot
  • Public WC

More info

  • The café in the orchard offers delicious tea and coffee specialities, with pastries and snacks and more.
  • You can combine your stay with a cycling tour to the Falkenhof Museum.
  • Bentlage Monastery is surrounded by the beautiful Salinenpark.
  • Large parking spaces are available at the Salinenpark. Cycle paths and footpaths lead to the monastery.
  • The monastery is on the popular 100 Castles Route.
  • The interiors are also open to the public between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. outside of the programme.


  • Bentlage Monastery
  • Bentlager Way 130
  • 48432 Rheine
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