From Halle and Braunschweig:
Arriving via the A36 (previously the B6), leave at the “Blankenburg Zentrum” exit and follow the signs.
From Magdeburg and Nordhausen
Arriving via the B81, follow the signs.
Coach and car parking are available outside the abbey grounds. The abbey and grounds are not entirely step-free.
Michaelstein Abbey is convenient to get to by train via Blankenburg or Wernigerode stations, continuing on bus routes 230 and 250. The “Michaelstein, Blankenburg (Harz)” stop, served by the HVB transport company, is just a few hundred metres from Michaelstein Abbey. Buses serve this stop twice an hour on weekdays and once an hour on weekends, until approx. 9.45 p.m.
Holidaymakers in the Harz can even get here free of charge on the HATIX, the free bus ticker for holders of a Kurtaxenheft (spa tax book). Link to HATIX.
April to October
|Monday||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Sunday||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
|Public holidays||10 a.m.–6 p.m.|
November to March
|Wednesday||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Thursday||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Friday||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Saturday||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Sunday||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
|Public holidays||11 a.m.–4 p.m.|
Closed on 1 January and on 24 and 25 December.
Library opening hours
Tuesday to Thursday: 2–5 p.m.
T: +49 3944 9030-14
Michaelstein Abbey library
Single ticket 6.00 euros
Concessions* 4 euros
Free entry for children aged up to 6
Family ticket (up to two adults with children aged 6 to 16) 13 euros
Groups of 10 people or more:
5.50 euros per person
Concessions* 3.50 euros
Yearly pass 16.50 euros
Yearly pass, concessions* 9 euros
Yearly family pass (up to two adults with children aged 6 to 16) 36 euros
Yearly passes entitle you to enter the museum. When events are being run which include admission to the museum and a surcharge, you need only pay only the indicated surcharge.
* Concessions include schoolchildren, students, people with severe disabilities, apprentices, BFD / FSJ volunteers and the unemployed (on presentation of corresponding ID)
Time: approx. 1.5 hours (must be booked in advance)
- during opening hours, per group (up to 30 people) 40 euros, plus admission fee
- outside opening hours, per group (up to 30 people) 60 euros plus admission fee
- music machine, per group (up to 60 people) 80.00 euros plus admission fee
- combined tour: Dreiklang (museum triad) and music machine, per group (up to 30 people) 100 euros plus admission fee
- evening tour by candlelight, per person (including admission fee) 10 euros
School groups, children's groups, children's tours, plus cost of materials (also outside opening hours, when booked in advance)
1 project: 3.50 euros per person
2 or more projects: 3 euros per person
Group of adults, per project: 10 euros each
Flat rate of 65 euros per group
(up to 12 people, up to 2 h, plus cost of materials)
Standard tours lasting approx. 90 minutes can be booked in advance including the museum with the cloisters, the monastic gardens and the music exhibition “KlangZeitRaum” – Solving the Secret of Music. These are designed for groups of up to 30 people. Larger groups are divided up and can take a tour at the same time, on request.
Special tours are recommended for any visitors who are interested in a specific topic, are elderly or have difficulty walking. These individual tours of specific areas take roughly 1 hour and do not involve a great deal of stair-climbing. Visitors are then free to view the remaining areas of the museum if so desired.
A special tour is available on Salomon de Caus’ music machine, demonstrating live how water sets a sculpture in motion and plays a water organ with a pinned barrel. This tour is offered to groups of up to 60 people and takes roughly 45 minutes. Visitors are then free to view the remaining areas of the museum if so desired.
Special children’s tours have been designed for young visitors of different ages and levels of education. The group (of up to 25 children) can, of course, select certain areas they wish to visit.
When the nights draw in, evening tours by candlelight bring out the dignified beauty of the cloisters particularly starkly. These tours introduce visitors to the places where the monks once lived and worked. It takes roughly 1 hour.
- T: + 49 3944 9030-10
Once a Cistercian monastery, now a museum, music academy and venue for concerts and events. But also a conference centre and hotel, a destination on the Harz Monasteries Hiking Trail and a stop on the R1 European Bicycle Route.
Here, you will find everything you need to know for your trip to Michaelstein Abbey!
The Harz region has plenty of places worth seeing, but Michaelstein, with its idyllic location in a Harz valley, is a real gem. You could spend hours and days exploring its meadows, fields and woods, fishponds and the monastery itself. Whether you travel individually, on a guided tour, for a concert or during an event, the gardens and historical grounds provide a breathtaking backdrop. Michaelstein is a good base for day trips and longer hikes on foot or by bike; accommodation is available – right in the abbey courtyard – at the hotel and inn “Zum Weissen Mönch”. We create a full, individual package tailored to your wishes.
Looking for a special place for your travel group? Michaelstein is well worth a visit all year round. Discover Michaelstein’s musical world on the combined “Dreiklang” tour. Afterwards, pop into the hotel and inn “Zum Weissen Mönch” for lunch or coffee and cake. Separate areas are reserved in the visitor car park just for coaches. Just a few minutes’ walk and you are in the unique monastery landscape.
We will be happy to offer you advice and put together a package.
We look forward to receiving your enquiry.