• The Minster The Minster Outstanding High Gothic architecture
  • Nave to the west Nave to the west Former monks and lay brothers` church
  • High Gothic vault High Gothic vault Made of thousands of bricks
  • The main altar The main altar The oldest wing altar in art history
  • Princes, dukes and kings Princes, dukes and kings The main burial place for the ruling Mecklenburg nobility
  • Prayer and church community Prayer and church community Place of worship for the Evangelical-Lutheran congregation
  • The tree of life The tree of life Double sided cross altar
  • Rich medieval furnishings Rich medieval furnishings The most well preserved Cistercian furnishings in Europe
  • The chalice cupboard The chalice cupboard Room inside for 20 sets of utensils for celebrating mass
  • Around the Cathedral Around the Cathedral Encounter, architecture and nature
  • A Pearl of Gothic Brick Architecture A Pearl of Gothic Brick Architecture A masterpiece of medieval architecture
  • Roof structure 13th century Roof structure 13th century Daily special tours to arch, tower and bells
  • The King's Singers in the Minster The King's Singers in the Minster Summer Concerts each Friday 19.30 clock (June-September)

Welcome to the Minster of Bad Doberan

The most well preserved Cistercian furnishings in Europe

Along the "European street of Gothic brick architecture" in north eastern Germany, close to the old Hanse city of Rostock, is the Minster of Bad Doberan, the Ex-Cistercian abbey dedicated in 1368. The first abbey in Mecklenburg, founded in 1171, which was also used as the burial site for the regional rulers, became important both politically and historically.

Opening hours

The cathedral is open daily to visitors except Good Friday and Christmas Eve.

On Sundays and religious holidays a service is held at 09.30
There are no guided tours until 11:00.

May until September

Monday to Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sundays and public holidays 11:00 - 18:00

March, April and October
Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays and public holidays 11:00 - 17:00

November to February

Monday to Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Sunday and public holidays 11:00 - 16:00

Europäische Route der Backsteingotik