Liesborn Abbey Wadersloh | Münsterland sight
Liesborn Abbey in Wadersloh
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
History with art and culture
Liesborn Abbey Museum

Liesborn Abbey

In the heart of the village of Liesborn in the municipality of Wadersloh, nestled against the mighty Romanesque tower of the parish church of Ss. Cosmas and Damian, lies the time-honoured Liesborn Abbey. Probably founded around 815 as a convent for ladies, it once developed into one of the most important monasteries in the diocese of Münster.

From a convent to a Benedictine abbey

In 1131, the women's convent was dissolved and transferred to the monks of the Benedictine Order. In the 15th century, under Abbot Heinrich von Kleve, the monastery experienced an artistic and spiritual heyday with the Liesborn School of Painting, which produced works of art of international renown. The "Baroque Blossom" began with Abbot Gregor Waldmann: The impressive representative building dates from this time. In the course of secularisation, the abbey was dissolved in 1803. In the following decades, the art treasures were scattered to the four winds and many parts of the building were demolished: Of the once stately monastery ensemble with enclosure and farmyard as well as numerous fruit, herb and flower gardens, only the church, the three-winged abbot's and representative building built in the Baroque period and the coach house remain today.

Liesborn Abbey Museum

Since 1966, the former monastery has been home to a more wonderful place for culture and encounters: the still quite young, lively Museum Abtei Liesborn. With its impressive collection of art and cultural history, it is one of the most important museums in Westphalia. Throughout the year, exhibitions, concerts, lectures, museum festivals, markets, guided tours and educational programmes take place here.

Münsterland in detail | Wild Men

Liesborn's "Wild Men Liesborn's "Wild Men
© Münsterland e.V.
Wild men in the former monastery

Did you know that Liesborn Abbey Museum has probably the most unusual alarm system in the whole of Münsterland? When you enter the south wing of the baroque residence, you come to the abbot's former chambers. The builder in the Baroque heyday was called Abbot Gregor Waltmann - the "Wild Man" can be found on his family coat of arms as an allusion to his name. To protect his private chambers from unauthorised intruders, he placed wooden guards on the stairs. Where the first wild man still looks almost friendly, the second already raises his cudgel threateningly. A visit to the eerily beautiful carving is an absolute must!

Map | Liesborn Abbey Museum

Service & Offer

  • Child-friendly
  • Guided tours
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Museum in the house
  • Park by the house
  • barrier-free - not barrier-free at the moment due to a construction site
  • Workshops

Liesborn Abbey

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr

Die Räumlichkeiten des Museums Abtei Liesborn sind nur während der Öffnungszeiten.

Liesborn Abbey

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
    ganztägig
  • Tuesday
    ganztägig
  • Wednesday
    ganztägig
  • Thursday
    ganztägig
  • Friday
    ganztägig
  • Saturday
    ganztägig
  • Sunday
    ganztägig

Admission Liesborn Abbey Museum

Admission to the museum is free.

Guided tours for groups of up to 25 people are charged at €40.

Properties
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20 Matches.
Jun
19
So
We are Rincklake. Portraiture in the Selfie Age
19.06.2022, 15:00 11.09.2022, 17:00
Liesborn Abbey Museum, Wadersloh
Exhibition
guided tour
Art

Johann Christoph Rincklake (1764-1813) is considered the most important portrait painter in Westphalia. It is impossible to imagine the castles and palaces of Münsterland without his works, where they still hang in large numbers. Based in Münster, he shaped the portrait art of this region around 1800 and was extraordinarily successful as a commissioned painter for the nobility and the upper middle classes. In a joint special exhibition, the Museum Abtei Liesborn, Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck and Haus Harkotten-von Korff are bringing portrait painting back to life and juxtaposing it with today's selfie culture. The focus is not only on Rincklake's artistic work, but also on the attitude to life around 1800 and the special significance of literature for portrait painting at that time. Each of the differently oriented houses looks at the common theme from a different angle.

Time
19.06.2022, 15:00 11.09.2022, 17:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 19.06.2022 to 11.09.2022
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr

Montags und an Feiertagen geschlossen.

Prices
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Jul
02
Sat
Liesborn shooting match Liesborn Rifle Club
02.07.2022), ca.14:15 04.07.2022, ca.14:30
Schützenplatz at Klosterhof Liesborn, Wadersloh
Party

The Schützenfest tradition is also lived in Liesborn. Every year on the first weekend in July, the Liesborn Schützenfest is held. The weekend is spent together with a tent, bird shooting and different companies.

Time
02.07.2022), ca.14:15 04.07.2022, ca.14:30
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Jul
06
Mi
Wadersloher Lädchen
06.07.2022, 14:30 06.07.2022, 17:00
Wadersloher Lädchen, Wadersloh
Dialogues

The Wadersloher Lädchen is open once a week. The Lädchen belongs to the association "Tafel Ennigerloh e.V." and provides food to people with low incomes. This not only helps in the right places, but also saves food.

Time
06.07.2022, 14:30 06.07.2022, 17:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    14:30 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
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Jul
06
Mi
Plattdeutscher Krink Diestedde
06.07.2022, 16:00 06.07.2022, 18:00
Bakehouse Diestedde, Wadersloh
Dialogues
Workshop

The Plattdeutsche Krink was founded in 1995 and has set itself the goal of maintaining and preserving the Platt German dialect. The group meets to perform "Dönekes , und Vertellsels up Platt" and to sing Low German songs.

Time
06.07.2022, 16:00 06.07.2022, 18:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
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Jul
07
Do
Weekly market
07.07.2022, 08:00 07.07.2022, 12:00
Car park St. Margaret's Parish Church, Wadersloh
Market
The weekly market in the car park at the Margarethenkirche on Margarethenstraße in the centre of Wadersloh is the place for freshness and quality on Thursdays and a meeting place for young and old. Market vendors offer their products here. The spectrum ranges from fruit and vegetables to fish, honey, potatoes, eggs and floral decorations. You will find both regional and organic products here.
Time
07.07.2022, 08:00 07.07.2022, 12:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    08:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
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Jul
08
Fri
Whatever Happens Festival
08.07.2022), ca.12:00 10.07.2022, ca.23:30
Cultural asset Haus Nottbeck, Oelde
Stage
Festival
concert
Music

From 8 to 10 July 2022, the Whatever Happens Festival will be held for the first time at the Haus Nottbeck cultural estate. Around 25 national and international artists from the fields of indie, folk and pop are expected for the opening event at Nottbeck. With Enno Bunger, Ben Caplan, Lina Maly, Fortuna Ehrenfeld, Wilhelmine, 100 Kilo Herz, and many more.

Time
08.07.2022), ca.12:00 10.07.2022, ca.23:30
Location
Prices
Eintritt

Kinder-Tickets gelten für alle Kinder von 7 bis 14 Jahren.
Für Kinder bis einschließlich 6 Jahre wird kein eigenes Ticket benötigt.

Mehrtagestickets berechtigen zum Camping. 

Einzeltagesticket sind nur online erhältlich.

  • normal (09.-10.07.22): 69
  • normal (09.07.22): 42.5
  • normal (10.07.22): 37.5
  • Kinder (08.-10.07.22): 25
  • Erwachsene (08.-10.07.22): 77.5
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Jul
09
Sat
Angelo Kelly & Family Irsh Summer
09.07.2022), ca.19:00 09.07.2022, ca.22:30
Four Seasons Park, Oelde
concert

On Saturday, 9 July, the Sparkassen-Waldbühne will go Irish: when Angelo Kelly & Family perform, you will feel the spirit of life on the Emerald Isle - with dance, stories and, of course, fiddle and song. An Irish summer evening for the whole family. On the Irish Summer Tour 2022, the family will be supported by original Irish musicians who have become part of the family over the years. These unique characters conjure up the atmosphere of an Irish pub with their instruments on the open air stage. The event, already scheduled for 26.06.2021, had to be postponed once again due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. All tickets already purchased remain valid. Advance tickets: Adults from € 39.50 Children (up to and including 12 years) from € 28.50 Available at Forum Oelde Tel. 02522/72 800, Die Glocke Ticket-Service Tel.02522/73 333, at all ADticket advance booking offices and at www.adticket.de.

Time
09.07.2022), ca.19:00 09.07.2022, ca.22:30
Location
Prices
Ticketpreise Vorverkauf
  • Kinder (bis einschließlich 12 Jahre): 28.5
  • Erwachsene: 39.5
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Jul
10
So
LINA Open Air 2022
10.07.2022), ca.18:00 10.07.2022, ca.20:30
Four Seasons Park, Oelde
concert

Good news for LINA fans: Despite the tour cancellation, you will be able to see the singer live with her new programme on Sunday, 10 July, at the Sparkassen-Waldbühne. Anyone who has ever been to one of LINA's sold-out concerts knows about the special bond between the singer and her fans, which is very rare. Over 150,000 fans have come to LINA's concerts in recent years, where from the very first note there is a wave of enthusiasm that carries everyone. That is why the disappointment about the cancellation of her 'Hopefully a Tour' planned for spring 2022 was huge on all sides. LINA misses her fans more than anything else in this world and is therefore looking forward to finally meeting many again in summer 2022 at some exclusive open-air concerts and celebrating together with fans and friends. Tickets are available at the known stationary advance booking offices, as well as on the internet at www.mitunskannmanreden.de. Advance tickets: €45 plus €2 service charge and shipping costs Admission: from 5 p.m. Start: 6 p.m. The concert is being held in cooperation with the agency MITUNSKANNMANREDEN.

Time
10.07.2022), ca.18:00 10.07.2022, ca.20:30
Location
Prices
Ticketpreis
  • Vorverkauf: 45
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Jul
12
Tue
Eat and chat Hand in hand
12.07.2022, 11:30 12.07.2022, ca.13:00
Wadersloh parish hall, Wadersloh
Dialogues
Picnic

The organisers of "Essen & Klönen" of the voluntary association "Hand in Hand" work true to the motto "Man doesn't like to be alone".
The lunch table as a form of contact is important for the participants and offers a change and brings new and old contacts.

Time
12.07.2022, 11:30 12.07.2022, ca.13:00
Location
Prices
Kosten
  • normal (eine Mahlzeit): 6
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Jul
13
Mi
Nottbeck Theatre Camp
13.07.2022), ca.10:00 17.07.2022, ca.18:00
Cultural asset Haus Nottbeck, Oelde
Stage
Workshop
For children who are curious about theatre and want to get a taste of the stage for the first time, the Haus Nottbeck cultural estate has a special new offer this summer: the first Nottbeck Theatre Camp. The five-day workshop is aimed at 9- to 15-year-old girls and boys. Under the guidance of the theatre teacher Birte Eilbrecht and her colleague Franz Potthoff, the desire for theatre is to be awakened in a playful way. Music and creative writing will also play a role. The participation fee is 280 euros. Accommodation and full board are provided.

Time
13.07.2022), ca.10:00 17.07.2022, ca.18:00
Location
Prices
Teilnahmebeitrag

Die Anmeldung zum Theatercamp erfolgt per E-Mail an museum@kulturgut-nottbeck.de oder telefonisch unter 02529/9497900.

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Johann Christoph Rincklake, Self-portrait, 1813 Johann Christoph Rincklake, Self-portrait, 1813
© LWL-MKuK Sabine Ahlbrand-Dornseif
19 June - 11 September
WE ARE RINCKLAKE" exhibition
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Your tips for Liesborn Abbey

  • The castles of Assen and Hovestadt are two other beautiful historical buildings nearby.
  • The 100 Castles Route and the Roman-Lippe Route offer great opportunities for cyclists.
  • The beautiful and historically interesting city centre of Lippstadt is only about 8 kilometres away.
  • The "Holy Trails" day bike tour takes you to numerous sights in the surrounding area.
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