Kloster Bentlage

Bentlage, a place for cultural encounter 
Artist from all over the world expose their works at Kloster Bentlage’s temporary expositions.
The contemporary art of printing, is featured prominently. The former farm, which is located next to the monastery is now used as a print workshop. The many conferences and workshops taking place here, make it a dynamic environment, where people from different backgrounds meet.
Kloster Bentlage regularly organises concerts, guided tours, lectures and workshops. It has also been home to the European Fairitale Society for more than fifty years. Their archives can be found in the north wing of the Monastery and holds a wide selection of fairy tales from diffferent countries.

The Museum
The Muesum is located in the east wing of Kloster Bentlage and consists of two art collections. The exhibition about the history of the Kloster Bentlage shows art works which have been in possession of the Monastery for more than 500 years. Among other things you can admire two late medieval reliquaries and two decorated altars which are unique in Europe.

The Westphalian Gallery 
The Westphalian Gallery is on the first floor of the Monastery. It presents modern art from Westphalian artists. Paintings from the collection of the LWL-Museums für Kunst und Kultur, the national museum for art and culture, show the development of the art of painting from expressionism to abstract art. Artworks form famous Westphalian expressionists such as August Macke, Otto Modersohn, Christian Rohlfs, Wilhelm Morgner and many more.

Spend the night at Kloster Bentlage
Kloster Bentlage offers beautiful guestrooms in a unique historical ambience in the middle of an unspoiled cultural landscape. The monastic heritage is reflected in the furnishings of the rooms of the baroque residences: simple, clean and good. No television, Internet connection or noise pollution. We just offer you comfortable beds, silence and fresh air – the only requirements for a good night’s sleep.

The old farm offers possibilities for a simple overnight stay, resembling a monastery guesthouse with bunkbeds. This is very suitable for families young people and groups.