Cross-vaulted corridor in the monastery
Cross-vaulted corridor in the monastery © Jörg Hempel
Detail of the restoration in the monastery
Detail of the restoration in the monastery © Jörg Hempel
Signage system in the monastery
Signage system in the monastery © Jörg Hempel
Monastery music hall
Monastery music hall © Jörg Hempel
Vault detail
Vault detail © Jörg Hempel
Monastery library
Monastery library © Jörg Hempel
Projectteam Gerhard Kalhöfer, Marc Rogmans
Client Stadt Arnsberg
Stadt Arnsberg
Datum 2004
Bildrechte Jörg Hempel

Wedinghausen Monastery - Renovation and Music Hall

Wedinghausen Monastery was one of the most important monasteries in Westphalia. It was founded around 1170 and disbanded in 1803 during the Napoleonic Wars. As a result, parts of the building were destroyed, demolished or used for other purposes. The renovation under the preservation order had the task of saving the west wing with its cloister and the former monastery library in order to make the important history of the place tangible again. The cloister now shows its baroque setting again and through the “window into history” in excerpts further states of its long history. In a research project, the old monastery library was also inventoried and its holdings were then shown again in the renovated rooms.