The former Benedictine convent of Malgarten south of Bramsche evolved from a castle complex of the counts of Tecklenburg surrounded by the Hase river waters. The exact foundation date is not known, but it was some time in late 12th century. Only the convent church and the west wing of the cloister dating from mid 13th century are still preserved, all other medieval convent buildings are destroyed. But there are numerous baroque buildings like the abbesses’ house, a gatehouse and several half-timbered outbuildings on the former convent area thus creating a unique historic architectural ensemble.
Except for the church, where the catholic parish celebrates their masses, the convent area is nowadays used for manifold profane activities. The people who live and work here united in Forum Kloster Malgarten. Visitors succumb to the half timbered charms of the café and restaurant “Zum Amtsrichter” so they stay and enjoy the beer garden.
Concerts and cultural events take place throughout the year in the “Concert Barn”. Wedding ceremonies are carried out regularly in the “Brides Room”, and the convent facilities may be rented for private festivities. And the guest rooms offer the possibilities of an overnights stay in historic ambiance.
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- Forum Kloster Malgarten