Loccum Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery in the town of Rehburg-Loccum, Lower Saxony, near Steinhude Lake.HistoryOriginating as a foundation of Count Wilbrand of Hallermund, Loccum Abbey was settled from Volkenroda Abbey under the first abbot, Ekkehard, in 1163. An ancient account describes it as being "in loco horroris et vastæ solitudinis et prædonum et latronum commorationis" ("in a place of horror and a desert of solitude and a dwelling of thieves and brigands"); and adds that, after suffering much from want and from the barbarity of their neighbours, the monks in time brought the land into cultivation, and the people to the fear of God. Loccum very quickly grew wealthy and was under the direct protection of the Pope and the Emperor as an Imperial abbey (i.e., territorially independent).In the 16th century in Protestant Reformation it became Lutheran. By 1700 the abbot of Loccum was permitted to marry and the Loccum Hof was built at Hanover to accommodate his spouse. The monastery retained its property and wealth until the agrarian reforms of the 19th century, when it was included in the territory of the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg, otherwise Hanover.Since 1891 the monastery has also operated as a Protestant seminary and academy, a tradition going back to around the start of the 19th century. The title of "abbot" is retained, anomalously.Kloster Loccum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Rehburg-Loccum Edition.
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Eine hohe Mauer umschliesst das Areal. Das Kloster betritt man durch ein altes Torhaus und sieht dann ein kleines Dorf, bestehend aus Kirche und umligenden Gebäuden. Einer großer Park mit See und eine... more »A high wall surrounds the area. The monastery enters you through an old gatehouse and sees a small village, consisting of a church and surrounding buildings. A large park with a lake and a hidden haven invites to the stay a. A location can be reached on the back-order page. Anyone who loves old buildings with history, comes here at his own expense. You can park in the adjacent market square with Cafe.
Wir haben eine Radtour unternommen und haben das Kloster Loccum als Ziel ausgewählt. Die angebotene Führung war trotz Baustell ausführlich und hat mir gefallen. Einen Wehrmutstropfen hat das ganze den... more »We have taken a bicycle ride and have chosen the monastery of Loccum as target. I liked the offered leadership was full despite reading The whole thing has a downer yet. Neither on the website nor on brochures and not at the beginning of the leadership it is pointed out, that performs the routing to a fee of €4. We would have paid this as a donation anyway, but because this was not communicated in the vorrhinein, which has been an extract! Only 4 instead of 5 stars.
Das Kloster Loccum ist ein ehemaliges, heute evangelisches Zisterzienserkloster. Es ist renommierte Tagungsstätte, aber auch für den Tagesgast ein attraktives Ziel. Die mittelalterliche Klosteranlage ... more »Loccum Abbey is a former Cistercian Monastery today Evangelical. It is an attractive destination renowned Conference Centre, as well as for the guest. The medieval monastery includes a church, monastery, barn, Pilgrim hostels, mill, etc.. The monastery forest joins them, which is for a walk in all weathers as created.
In a monastery life and the world feels different. When one comes here and walks through the gatehouse, you will feel peace and security within the monastery walls. Who look closely recognizes maybe that the landscape has been transformed from a wilderness into a huge park with ponds, streams, trees, meadows and paths through the centuries-long work of lay people and monks.
Interesting place. Visit worthwhile. We have only the ruins of a Cistercian Monastery in Hude. Missing we have the coffee tent in the garden on the second visit. There were only building materials.
Beautiful place to delve into the history of the Church. For photo enthusiasts, and many beautiful designs.
Lovely grounds, unfortunately just a construction site.
The monastery of Loccum is a typical Cistercian Monastery with an impressive Collegiate Church from the middle ages. It was founded in 1163. The course enclosed by a cloister wall invites to long walks. Very beautiful is the fish pond (back pond) in the South of the monastery. The refectory is used since 1952 for receptions of the Church and the monastery.
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