Abtei Himmerod

Himmerod Abbey

The more than 900 year old Cistercian monastery was the first founding of the Cistercian order in Germany. Even though the Cistercian convent was dissolved, Himmerod still presents itself today as a place that radiates far beyond the region, as a place for inner reflection as well as encounters.

Harmoniously embedded in the remote and quiet valley of the Salm, Himmerod is a place of special charisma for the people living in the region as well as for guests and visitors, a place where spirituality and history, nature and culture, meet.
The impressive monastery church was built in 1751 in the Baroque style. The small chapel of grace is a contact point for many who face worries and hardships and are looking for support in everyday life.

In the small art and bookstore you will find theological literature with a focus on peace and inner contemplation, as well as works by the Himmerode monks as well as products specially produced in the abbey, such as abbey beer, monastery liqueur, mustard and honey.

In the monastery nursery, which opens from March every year, you can find a wide range of young vegetable plants, perennials, herbs and bedding plants. The monastery fishery is also worth a little detour. Fish had a permanent place on the Cistercians' menu, so fish farming in Himmerod has a centuries-long tradition. The fresh fish from the monastery's ponds is still served today in the monastery restaurant, which invites you to delicious, regional dishes at the end of the day in Himmerod.
The “Alte Mühle” museum is located in the oldest part of the abbey. An enamel collection and a bronze collection are housed there. Temporary exhibitions regularly take place on the ground floor of the “Alte Mühle”.

Highlights nearby

Hiking trails
near Himmerod Abbey

As everywhere in the Vulkaneifel, we invite locals and guests near Himmerod Abbey to take an exciting tour of times gone by. Whether alone or with an expert guide - hike the region on one of the numerous hiking trails.

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