Clarity and harmony
An oasis of tranquility in the midst of the city, the monastery garden
The Convent garden is one of the quieter corners of Rothenburg. It is the garden of the former Dominican monastery, which now houses the Imperial City Museum. Surrounded by its ancient walls it shows the typical structures of a monastic garden. Even today, visitors can enjoy clarity, harmony and a pleasant rest. On an old wall grow wonderful tufts of corydalis, a medicinal plant of which great importance was attached in the middle ages and is seen in many of the town’s streets. Most likely the Rothenburg Dominican nuns formerly grew a medicinal herb garden here, using the knowledge of Hildegard of Bingen. And even today, the resident herb garden is cherished and about 50 different herbs are grown and are provided with a name tag. Often artists set up their easels in the monastery garden to draw the medieval building of the former Dominican monastery. The landscaped grounds of the monastery overlooking the museum is always an experience for every visitor.
The Convent garden is open from April till October from 8.00 – 19.00 (subject to change ).