Bentlage Monastery in Rheine on the 100 Castles Route
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A treat for all the senses
Bentlage Monastery

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 "Kloster/Schloss Bentlage" (Bentlage Monastery/Castle).

Top-class cultural events at Bentlage Monastery

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.

3 tips for your stay

  • 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 bikes here too.
  • Check the events calendar for the next events at Bentlage Monastery. Art and culture are very important here.

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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 .

Corona notes

The exhibitions and the museum at Kloster Bentlage will be open to visitors again from 22 May.

  • Contact tracking is via the LUCA app.
  • A medical mask must be worn during the stay.
  • A negative corona test is not required.
  • The High Tea Café is open.

The best experiences at Bentlage Abbey

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

Entrance Museum

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

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Events at Bentlage Monastery

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Kloster Bentlage (Rheine): prINT - the Münsterland Festival's graphics project Printmaking exhibition
10.10.2021, 11:00 07.11.2021, ca.18:00
Bentlage Monastery, Rheine
Organiser: Münsterland Festival
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Art

From the idea to the sketch on paper, transferred to a printing block made of wood, metal, cardboard, linoleum or stone, altered in the etching bath by aggressive acid, deepened by multi-layered colour applications or expanded in combination with collages - printmaking was and is an exciting field.

The prINT printmaking project as part of the Münsterland Festival once again gives two female artists and two male artists from the guest country Austria (all currently living in Vienna) the chance to present their printmaking to interested people with their exhibitions in the barn at Kloster Bentlage and at FARB.

In addition to works that have been created in the past years, the exhibition will also show copies fresh off the presses that the artists produce during their two-week working stay at the beginning of September in the workshops of the Druckvereinigung am Kloster Bentlage.

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10.10.2021, 11:00 07.11.2021, ca.18:00
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Oct
24
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Kloster Bentlage (Rheine): Anatomy of Desire I Anatomy of Embarrassment Dance performance by Marie Steiner & Alexandra Rauh
24.10.2021, 17:00 24.10.2021, 20:00
Bentlage Monastery, Rheine
Organiser: Münsterland Festival
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In choreographed images between dance and performance, the performers Lena Schattenberg and Charlotte Petersen from the Münster-based MNEME kollektiv present "Anatomie der Sehnsucht" I "Anatomie der Peinlichkeit" by Marie Steiner (Vienna) and Alexandra Rauh at the Münsterland Festival, a Münsterland-Austrian production: the audience can expect a double evening that focuses on emotions and gets to the bottom of their nature.

"Anatomy of Longing" shows basic, human drives and embodies the feeling of longing in an abstract and pictorial choreography as a kind of observable longing creature. The bodies of the two dancers are closely connected and make the inner body of longing recognisable from the outside. The piece is accompanied live by the Iranian-Austrian composer and clarinettist Mona Mathbou Riahi, who creates an atmospheric sound space that animates and interacts with the longing being.

In contrast, "Anatomy of Embarrassment" deals with everyday changes and disruptions in social interactions. The episode is dedicated to the limits of shame and shamelessness and offers the audience a multi-layered associative surface of a deconstructed embarrassment via body, language, video and sound.

The piece is a co-production with the Tafelhalle Nuremberg. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK guest performance funding dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Länder.

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24.10.2021, 17:00 24.10.2021, 20:00
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  • Vorverkauf (Ermäßigt): 13
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