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Memleben Monastery and Imperial Palace
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last update on May 2, 2024
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The ruins of St. Mary's Church date back to the 13th century.
© Saale-Unstrut-Tourismus e. V., Falko Matte The ruins of St. Mary's Church date back to the 13th century.

Memleben monastery and imperial palace are located in the Unstrut valley in Saxony-Anhalt. As the monastery complex was the place of death of both King Henry I and Emperor Otto I, visitors to Memleben are given an understanding of the connection between these historical events. Central exhibition themes are the archaeological finds and the death of the two rulers. Part of the exhibition also focuses on everyday life in the Benedictine monastery and book production in the Ottonian period.

Visitors can also admire the monastery garden, the ruins of St Mary's Church and the sacristy, where the monastery district's building history is told. Visitors can learn the history of the monastery complex on a guided tour or independently with an audio guide.

Historical Information

On the monastery grounds, visitors can learn more about the historical events in Memleben.
© Saale-Unstrut-Tourismus e.V., Falko Matte On the monastery grounds, visitors can learn more about the historical events in Memleben.

History in Memleben begins with the Ottonians. King Henry I and his son, Emperor Otto I, died in Memleben in the 10th century. Otto II founded a Benedictine monastery to memorialize his father. Later, in the 13th century, a new church was built close to the 10th century monastery church. Monastic life ended with the Reformation in the 16th century. Restoration of the site was not initiated until the 19th century, after severe damage during the Thirty Years' War. Today, the ruins of St Mary's church can still be admired. From the monastery garden, the ground plan of the 10th century Ottonian church can still be seen.

How to get there

  • If you come by car, there is a large car park directly in front of the monastery.
  • If you want to travel by public transport, you first have to get to Naumburg's main station. From there is a bus to the monastery in Memleben. The journey takes about an hour from Naumburg.
  • The Unstrut cycle path also leads to the Memleben monastery and imperial palace.

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Contact

Museum Kloster und Kaiserpfalz Memleben
Thomas-Müntzer-Straße 48
06642
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Phone034672 / 60274
Fax034672 / 93409
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