Monastic Lifestyle

Guide: Marlies Müller

 a tour of the Monastery complex will give insight into the daily routine in the Middle Ages between Vesper and Compline. How was the Monastery organised? What was the exact meaning of the Benedictine rule "ora et labora" and how was the Monastery's property managed? Monks clothing, food and drinks, sick care and poor relief, promotion of science and librarianship, the decline of the Monastery and the consequences of the secularisation in 1803 will be considered. Anecdotes and reflection add colour and vividness to the narration.