Doberaner Münster

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Klosterstraße 2, Bad Doberan, Germany
038203 62716

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Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Münster - The Brick-Gothic Abbey Church Jul 02, 2009
The monastery was founded in 1186 but the present church was begun more than a century later. It is all built of bricks and is one of the finest example of brick gothic architecture which is so typical for the Baltic Sea coast. The building corresponds with the rules of Cistercian architecture, i. e. no steeple and generally plain without too much decoration, but these rules were pushed to their borders. The church is impressive and was meant to be impressive.

The medieval furnishing of the church is well preserved and still more or less complete. Take your time to admire the art treasures.

The abbey has always had strong connections with the ruling house, the Dukes and later Granddukes of Mecklenburg, who chose Doberan as their burial place. The chapels around the choir are filled with their tombs and monuments.

All details about opening hours etc. and a lot more information can be found on the official website:

The church charges a small entrance fee (€ 2 for adults) to support the maintenance, which I consider understandable.

Do not forget to walk round the church and see the medieval ossuary behind the choir.
Abbey church
Gothic vaults
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