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Buch Monastery

Still well preserved

Buch Monastery in Leisnig © Wolfgang Siesing

The foundation of the Cistercian monastery dates back to the year 1192. The monastery benefactor was burgrave Heinrich von Leisnig. By 1250, the building construction was completed, as well as a wall to protect the monastery, whose remnants still stand to this day. The chapter house, as well as the abbot's house with the infirmary and hospital chapel, are still completely preserved. Even the ruins of the former brew house and the Neccessarium - a lavatory for monks - can still be marvelled at. As in every Cistercian monastery, hard work and obedience were a part of everyday life, as well as choral prayer and choral music. Today, the historical walls of the monastery, nestled in the idyllic Mulde landscape, are a point of interest for many visitors.

- Visitor bathroom available


location Buch Monastery
Klosterbuch 1
04703 Leisnig
phone +49 (0)34321 50352
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Förderverein Buch Monastery e.V. 
Ms Zirnsack


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opening hours

Monday - Friday 10 am - 3 pm
April - October
Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Sat / Sun / Public holidays 1 pm - 6 pm
November - December
Monday - Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Christmas - February
Winter break (available Wednesdays in person, by phone or via email)


Adults € 2.00
Children (6 - 16 years) € 1.00