Who We Are
KLOSTERLAND e.V. is a non-profit association, founded in 2013 by the partners of the German-Polish Monastery Network. Its purpose is to establish internal and cross-border collaboration and to support the preservation and reactivation of monastic heritage. The association is the trans-regional point of contact for former and active monasteries, their nearby towns and surrounding regions, and their (cultural) touristic target audiences.
Under the umbrella brand KLOSTERLAND, member monasteries showcase their individual events, as well as network offerings such as markets, events, informational media, shops and much more.
The monasteries of KLOSTERLAND were established by the most divergent of religious orders:
Premonstratensians, Benedictines, Cistercians, Franciscans, Augustinians, Dominicans; but also their female filiations have left a lasting impression on the monastic landscape since the 11th century.
During visits, guests can discover the individual characters of the different monasteries, as well as their similarities. Numerous monasteries were dissolved during the Reformation. Their subsequent use over the following centuries proceeded along many different tangents.
Today, the monasteries of KLOSTERLAND welcome visitors of diverse interests. Through their wide variety of tourist offers they communicate the story behind the historic structures, inform guests about the unique architecture and furthermore enable them to discover and experience these magical places for themselves.