© Koptisch-orthodoxes Kloster Brenkhausen

Coptic-Orthodox monastery Brenkhausen

Short facts

  • Höxter

Follow in the footsteps of the Egyptians and one of the oldest Christian churches in the world and enjoy the hospitality of the monastery's inhabitants.

Founded around 1240, Brenkhausen Monastery is now the seat of the Coptic Bishop of Northern Germany. As one of the oldest churches in the world, the Coptic Church originated in Egypt in the 1st century. The name "Copt" refers to the Egyptian Christians. They are considered direct descendants of the ancient pharaohs.

The former Cistercian monastery was secularised in the 18th century and subsequently left to decay. Since 1993, the former monastery ruins have been lovingly and skilfully restored under the direction of Bishop Anba Damian. The Coptic monastery has since become a popular destination for excursions and an ecumenical meeting place. Enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere of the monastery, the warm hospitality of the Copts and the oriental cuisine. Gain amazing insights into the ancient craftsmanship of clay brick making, which was also used to renovate the monastery. Get to know the Christian Egyptians and their traditions. Listen to the rhythmic melodies of the Copts, which are sung in a liturgical language that is more than 5,000 years old.

Discover the colourful and unique Coptic paintings with which the monastery is decorated. On a huge map of the Nile, you can see the route of the Holy Family's journey to the former land of the pharaohs, which still attracts pilgrims from all over the world and connects the Coptic monasteries in Egypt. In addition, photo exhibitions show current images and snapshots of modern churches in Egypt.

Another highlight is the "Speaking Wood" exhibition with impressive and sometimes larger-than-life wooden sculptures in the cloister. In addition to other permanent exhibitions of Bibles and miniature models of the world's most famous churches, there are also special exhibitions. Learn many interesting details during expert guided tours directly on site. Guest rooms and conference rooms also offer the opportunity to spend some time in the monastery.

Propsteistraße 1a

37671 Höxter - Brenkhausen


Fax: +49 5271 / 18905


Website: www.koptisches-kloster-brenkhausen.com

General information

General Information
  • Parking Available
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
Foreign Language
  • German
Payment Options
  • Entrance Free
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Toilet
Price info

Eintritt frei (Spenden willkommen)


Mit dem PKW:

Aus der Richtung Detmold kommend, fahren Sie die B239 in Richtung Höxter. Nach dem Ortsschild Brenkhausen biegen Sie nach links ab und fahren geradeaus die Mühlenstraße hinein und sehen links unten das Kloster liegen. Parkmöglichkeiten gibt es im Umfeld des Klosters.


Aus der Richtung Höxter kommen, fahren Sie die B239 in Richtung Detmold. Wenige Kilometer nach Höxter fahren Sie im Kreisel die erste Ausfahrt rechts nach Brenkhausen heraus und geradeaus auf der Kreisstraße in den Ort herein. Nach einer Weile sehen Sie links das Kloster liegen.


Mit der Bahn:

Sie steigen bei der Haltestelle "Höxter-Rathaus" im Stadtzentrum von Höxter aus. Von dort aus können Sie mit dem Bus oder Taxi weiter zum Kloster Brenkhausen fahren.


Mit dem Bus:

Nehmen Sie vom Bahnhof/Rathaus Höxter den Stadtbus Höxter Linie HX4 und steigen Sie bei der Haltstelle "Brenkhausen Denkmal" aus. Auf der gegenüberliegenden Seite befindet sich das Koptische Kloster.

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