Wittem Monastery - Wittem
In 1732, Count Ferdinand van Plettenberg had a castle chapel with a monastery built next to Wittem Castle for the Capuchin Fathers from Cologne. Sixty years later, they were expelled during the French Revolution, as a result of which the monastery became neglected. In 1836 the monastery was reopened, this time by the Redemptorists (a congregation founded in Naples with the official name: Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer). In 1895, it was decided to demolish the old monastery and build a new one.
More than 150,000 visitors come here each year. In recent years, Klooster Wittem has developed into a tourist spot for reflection and inspiration. Although the monastery is not freely accessible because of the privacy of the residents and staff, you can go to the reception desk seven days a week. Here, among other things, you can book a guided tour. The Monastery Library offers space for music performances, lectures and exhibitions.
Wittemer Allee 34
6286 AB Wittem
The churches and chapels of the Wittem Monastery are open from 8.00 to 18.15 hours. The monastery is not freely accessible. For groups, it is possible to request a guided tour, see the website for more information.