St. Mauritius Abbey Church and Benedictine Abbey in Tholey

    The Benedictine Abbey of St. Mauritius is the oldest still existing monastery on German soil. Monks have been living at the foot of Mount Schaumberg since 634 and today, around a dozen Benedictine monks still keep the abbey alive. Ora et labora determine the daily rhythm in the monastery. Visitors are also always welcome to pray together with the monks.

    The baroque monastery garden, which is open to visitors during the day, offers a teahouse, a beekeeper’s shop selling honey as well as various different greenhouses. A baroque fountain, which is framed by the four evangelists, completes the garden. St. Lioba Guesthouse and the pilgrim's room offer room for conferences, seminars and visitors. The three choir windows, recently redesigned by the famous painter Gerhard Richter are particularly worth seeing.


    Römerallee 5
    66636 Tholey

    Further information

    Römerallee 5
    66636 Tholey
    Phone: +49 6853 508-66

    Opening hours

    From Wednesday, 14 July 2021, the following opening hours will apply:

    Wednesday to Monday: 10 am - 5 pm

    Tuesday: closed

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