Guided tours

Individual visitors

Audio guide 

For individual visitors, the ticket price includes an audio guide (for children and for adults), which guides you through the entire museum. At very busy times the number of audio guides may be insufficient. Therefore, the availability of an audio guide is not guaranteed.

Regular public guided tour "With Cross and Spade" 
For individual visitors and families
Duration: around one hour
Up to 25 people
Price: entry ticket price + € 2 per person

In the main season (17/03 to 14/10/2018): 
Tuesdays to Sundays and public holidays 11:30 and 14:00 
In the low season (before 16/03 and from 15/10/2018): 
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 11:30 and 14:00

Evening guided tours
Please see our Events calendar

 

Groups (reservation required)

English guided tour / Guided tour "With Cross and Spade"

Duration: around one hour
Up to 25 people
Price: entry ticket price + fixed total tour price € 45.00 / € 36.50

The focus of the guided tour through the cloisters, enclosure (seclusion area) and the exhibition is the day-to-day life of the white monks as well as the origins, expansion and crisis of the mediaeval monastery company at Walkenried, once one of the most important businesses in northern Germany. 
This guided tour can also be booked outside the opening times. 

English guided tour / Guided tour "With Cross and Spade" – including tour of the church ruins
Duration: around 1.5 hours
Up to 25 people
Price: entry ticket price + fixed total tour price € 52.00 / € 43.50 

The focus of the guided tour through the cloisters, enclosure (seclusion area), the exhibition and the ruins of the monastery church is the day-to-day life of the white monks as well as the origins, expansion and crisis of the mediaeval monastery company at Walkenried, once one of the most important businesses in northern Germany. 
This guided tour can also be booked outside the opening times. 

English guided tour "With Cross and Spade"
With or without tour through the church ruins

Description: see above
Price: entry ticket price + fixed total tour price € 45.00 / € 52.00

Candlelight tour
Duration: around one hour
Up to 25 people
Price: € 9.00 per adult (children € 7.00) - minimum € 90.00 per tour
This guided tour can only be booked outside the opening times.

The atmospheric tour begins after sunset on the square in front of the monastery with the impressive backdrop of the Gothic enclosure and the ruins of the church, and guides you through the unique cloisters and the neighbouring ground floor rooms that were once exclusively for the monks.
Surrounded by darkness and the coolness of the mediaeval cloisters, but bathed in the warm light of hundreds of candles, the visitors hear about the history of Walkenried's men of God and their monastery.

Evening tour 
Duration: around one hour
Up to 25 people
Price: € 7.50 per adult (children € 5.50) - minimum € 75.00 per tour
This guided tour can only be booked outside the opening times.

Monasteries are special places. Here, "heaven and earth" meet. In the summer season, the CistercianMuseum in the former Walkenried Monastery wants to inspire its guests with guided tours in the special monastery atmosphere of the evening light, when the remoteness and calm of this historic location in bygone centuries is appreciable once again.

Fascination Gothic
Duration: around one hour
Up to 25 people
Price: entry ticket price + fixed total tour price € 36.50
This guided tour can also be booked outside the opening times. 

The architecture of the Middle Ages has left a fascinating legacy throughout Europe; on the southern edge of the Harz in Walkenried the magnificent monastery complex dates from this time. Here you can experience the fascination of Gothic architecture, either by exploring on your own or by taking part in a guided tour. The Cistercian Museum Walkenried Monastery provides special insights into the Middle Ages and architecture. Your accompanied tour will take you through the monastery buildings, the ruins and along the banks of the Wieda stream. Stroll through unusual spaces in a relaxed atmosphere and discover the house of the monks with its thick walls and its filigree decoration and adornments carved from stone.
High above your heads in the Gothic cloisters, the 750-year-old ornamentation displays a mediaeval world with animal and plant motifs and the traces of time.
Finally, explore the external monastery installations with their many interesting architectural details and discover a new viewpoint of the monastery and the church ruins.

Guided tour for seniors "Short visit to the house of the monks"
Duration: around 45 minutes
Up to 20 people
Price: entry ticket price + fixed total tour price € 36.50
This guided tour can also be booked outside the opening times. 

The round tour will take you through the Gothic cloisters and the neighbouring ground floor rooms as well as the lower exhibition area.

  • Exceptional interior spaces
  • Stroll around without stairs
  • Seating available during the guided tour
  • Only the most important information, communicated loudly and clearly
  • Monastery Café directly in the monastery complex

Offers for bus companies and travel groups

 

Our offers for bus companies and travel groups can be downloaded here.

During our opening times our visitor service is sometimes difficult to reach by telephone.

We therefore recommend that you send your inquiries by E-mail to 
info@kloster-walkenried.de.

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