The former Cistercian nunnery was founded in 1270 by the Danish Queen Margaret. The monastery was named after a splinter from the cross of Jesus Christ. Today, the former monastery houses the Museum of Cultural History, one of the largest and most important collections of cultural and art history in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
Today it is the seat of the Rostock Museum of Cultural History. The monastery complex with church (today university church), cloister and refectory is completely preserved.
The Rostock Museum of Cultural History is one of the oldest museums in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and houses one of the largest and most important collections of cultural and art history. It ranges from painting, graphics, arts and crafts, coins, furniture, militaria and everyday culture to archaeology.
Opening hours: Tue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm