The former Benedictine Abbey was founded in the 9th century, and is one of the most significant monastery foundations in Germany. At the same time it is one of the oldest almost completely preserved Carolingian west-works in the world. The “Scriptorium”, the monasterial orderly room, and the library containing more than 75000 books, made the monastery the intellectual centre of that time. The main room on the top floor, which is surrounded by galleries, is reminiscent of ancient architecture. Kings and emperors were received here majestically throughout the centuries. The baroque palace has been owned for 200 years by the duke of Ratibor and the prince of Corvey.
The museum with its exhibitions informs about the spiritual and secular past of Corvey. Classical concerts, the palace' restaurant, and the Corvey wine house will delight our guests.
- Abbey of Corvey is among the 5 best rated Tourist Attractions in North Rhine-Westphalia.
How to get there
- On public transportation: trains call at the station Höxter-Rathaus. There is also a limited bus service. Check the times on-site,and get off at the bus stop Corvey.
- On foot: along Weser (river) from Höxter, a walk to the palace will take you about 30 minutes.
- By bicycle: Corvey is situated right at the two cycle paths Weser-Radweg R99 and Europa-Radweg R1 between Höxter and Holzminden.
- By ship: on the way from Bad Karlshafen the fleet Weser docks at the quay Corvey. This service only operates from the end of April until mid-October. Arrival time at Corvey: 1.10pm, daily except Mondays.
- By car: type into your navigation device either of the following addresses: Corvey or Corveyer Allee. On the visitors' car park in front of the palace free car parks are provided.