Bentlage Monastery Rheine | Place of interest in Münsterland
Kloster Bentlage in Rheine
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Bentlage Monastery

Nature and culture in harmony - this is what makes Bentlage Monastery so extraordinarily attractive. High-quality exhibitions in the museum, a relaxed atmosphere in the monastery garden and wonderful cycle paths along the banks of the Ems. Many good reasons to visit the monastery in Rheine.

On the trail of history

In 1437, members of the Order of the Knights of the Cross founded the late Gothic Bentlage Monastery. It was extended again and again. In 1803 it was secularised and became the residence of the Rheine-Wolbeck principality. Only three years later it was handed over to the noble family Looz-Corswarem. They converted the former monastery into a castle. This is why it is sometimes referred to as the "Bentlage Monastery/Castle".

Top-class cultural offerings

Since 1978 the property has been owned by the city of Rheine, which developed it into a cultural meeting place and monastery museum from 1989 to 2000. The highlight of the exhibition there are two reliquaries, which are unique in their state of preservation in the German-speaking world. Sophisticated temporary exhibitions regularly attract numerous visitors.

The Bentlager triad

Together with the Rheine Nature Zoo and the Gottesgabe Salt Works, Bentlage Monastery is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Münsterland. Other excursion destinations into the past include the half-timbered farm Hof Pöpping in Rheine-Elte with its historic collection of ancient walls worthy of preservation or the Pharmacy Museum on the historic market square.
Leave your car at the car park in front of the Salinengarten and walk through the magnificent grounds. Allow some time for a walk along the signposted paths. Cyclists have direct access to the grounds via the Ems Cycle Path and the 100 Castles Route .

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The best experiences at Bentlage Abbey

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Service at Bentlage Monastery

  • Guided tours
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • Museum in the house
  • Bicycle rental
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Park by the house
  • Overnight stay possible
  • Indoor

Bentlage Monastery

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Öffnungszeiten gültig für das Museum und Wechselausstellungen
  • An Feiertagen gelten die Sonntags-Öffnungszeiten
  • Gruppen nach Absprache auch außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten möglich

Entrance Museum

  • Free admission:
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  • Children under 6 years have free entry
  • Students pay the reduced child price

Events at Bentlage Monastery

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4 Tips for Bentlage Monastery

  • Combine your visit to the Bentlage monastery with a walk through the saline park. The scent of the blossoms and the chatter of the storks in summer will delight you.
  • Cycle along the Ems cycle path to the centre of Rheine - there is always something going on here. And you can rent bicycles here too.
  • From monastery to monastery: cycle along the 100 castles route to Gravenhorst Monastery in Hörstel with its interesting exhibitions.
  • Check the events calendar for the next events at Bentlage Monastery. Art and culture are very important here.

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As a highlight of the Münsterland castles and palaces region, I am open to all visitors and a real all-round experience. You are very welcome!

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Accessibility at Bentlage Monastery

The Bentlage Monastery is certified with the "Information on Accessibility" mark of the Germany-wide "Travelling for All" labelling system. This means that detailed and verified information on accessibility for all groups of people is available. Further information is available on the website of the "Travel for All" initiative.

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Accessibility in the guest rooms

The guest rooms at Kloster Bentlage are certified with the "Accessibility Tested" mark of the Germany-wide "Travelling for All" labelling system. This means that detailed and verified information on accessibility is available for all groups of people. In addition, the quality criteria for certain groups of people are partially or fully met. Further information is available on the website of the "Travel for All" initiative.

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