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monasteries Accessible for people with visual or hearing impairments Accessible for people with impaired mobility Kloster Lindow

Kloster 3-7
16835 Lindow (Mark)


Leisure Wheelchair users Leisure time Visually impaired
Lindow's history is inextricably linked with that of the monastery. The monastery was probably founded around 1230 by the Counts of Arnstein, who also called themselves Counts of Lindow. In 1542 the Reformation was introduced and the monastery was transformed into a Protestant women's abbey. It was until 1638 one of the richest monasteries of the Mark, when it was destroyed by imperial troops with its valuable library and documents. The old monastery school has been preserved from this time.

Today, the monastery on the picturesque Wutzsee with its twelve apartments is a public foundation of the Evangelical Church Berlin-Brandenburg-Schlesische Oberlausitz. The convent community lives in a non-denominational Christian community.

The monastery Lindow and its historical cemetery have been described by Fontane in his novel "Der Stechlin" as monastery Wutz.
The ruin of the convent building, restored in 2011, is the landmark of the monastery and the city of Lindow. Like the monastery complex, it is barrier-free.

The monastery church, destroyed in the Thirty Years' War, is today used as an open-air church for devotions and church services. A barrier-free Jewish-Christian-Muslim garden is currently being built in the monastery. It should serve interreligious dialogue, recreation, prayer and education. If the visitor is lucky, he will hear chorales blown by the monastery inhabitants during his walk around the Wutzsee in the summer months.

Opening Hours

Die Klosteranlage ist jederzeit frei zugänglich. Die Ruine des Konventgebäudes kann von Ostern bis Ende Oktober während der Tageszeit betreten werden.

t Information for guests with reduced mobility

Short description

  • Access to the indoor and outdoor areas is stepless.
  • The outdoor paths consist of a water-bound ceiling, paving slabs and natural paths.
  • There is no toilet for guests with reduced mobility.

    Access and paths Indoor area

    • stepless access
    • Ramp inclination 6%
    • Entrance door passage width 100 cm
    • Comment: No interior in the conventional sense, but an old monastery building without a roof.

    Access and paths Outdoor area

    • stepless path guidance possible
    • via ramp
    • Ramp inclination 6%
    • Entrance door passage width 100 cm
    • passage width of the narrowest of all other doors to be used 80 cm
    • Passage width of the narrowest of all other corridors and passages to be used 100 cm
    • Road condition: level, water-bound ceiling, paving slabs
    • Comment: The ramp has an average slope of 1% - 2.5%. At one point it has a gradient of 6 % over a distance of 2 metres. The path to the ramp leads along the fortified bank path to the monastery grounds.

    Professional competence/service

    • Information about further barrier-free offers in the region can be made available.

    Collection of data

    • Researcher (Institution) Tourist Association Ruppiner Seenland
    • Date of data collection 12.08.2016
    • The data presented here are verified data

    t Information for blind and visually impaired guests

    Brief description

    In the Jewish-Christian-Muslim garden of the book there are relief depictions of plants and tactile information about them, also in Braille

      Information and experience

      • Information material for visually impaired guests available
      • Information material for blind guests available
      • Offers, exhibition objects etc. can be experienced with several senses

      Collection of data

      • Date of self-disclosure: 2020-08-20
      • The data presented here is a self-disclosure by the provider