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Monastery Church St. Marien

Short facts

  • Bodenwerder

Of the former Benedictine monastery, only the 1000-year-old monastery church still exists today

Of the former Benedictine monastery, only the more than 1000-year-old monastery church St. Marien, which was consecrated in 1046 by the Bishop of Minden, still exists.
The three-aisled pillar basilica made of Weser red sandstone is a gem of Romanesque architecture. Embedded in an ensemble of old half-timbered houses and the remains of the village church of St. Dionysius, it is located in the middle of the Kemnade district.

The interior of the church houses valuable art treasures and grave slabs from different centuries. The grave of the famous son of the city of Bodenwerder, Hieronymus Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Münchhausen, is also located in the church. A simple stone slab in the floor of the crossing is reminiscent of the legendary "Baron of Lies" who was buried there in the family crypt in 1797. The tombs no longer exist today.

Am Kirchplatz

37619 Bodenwerder - Kemnade



Website: www.klosterkirche-kemnade.de

General information

Opening times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday and Monday only in the afternoon
  • Bad Weather Offer
  • Suitable for any weather
  • for Groups
  • for Class
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Pet allowed
  • Suitable for the Elderly
  • for Children of all Ages
Foreign Language
  • German
Payment Options
  • Entrance Free
Other Furnishing/Equipment
  • Children Entertainment Corner (indoors)
  • Toilet
  • Handicapped accessible WC
  • Barrier-free access

Arriving by car:

Bodenwerder is on the B83 between Hameln (25 km north) and Holzminden (26 km south)


Arriving by train and bus

north of Emmerthal (15 km), north of Hameln 25 km), south of Holzminden (26 km)

Regional bus line 520

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