The renovated monastery church of St. Mary in the monastery and castle complex of Dargun is a place of worship and concert hall.
Built in the 12th century by Cistercian monks, the monastery and castle complex experienced a varied history over the centuries. After the Reformation, the monastery was converted into a castle, which fell victim to a devastating fire at the end of the Second World War. Since 1990, the entire complex has been secured, renovated, used and made accessible to visitors. In 2001, securing work began on the church nave, which then received a roof with copper roofing again in 2002/3. In order to be able to support this roof, the wall crowns first had to be secured. In 2004, the opportunity arose to carry out the "Windproof" measure as part of the LEADER+ program. With this construction measure, the wall openings of the church nave were closed, windows were inserted into the south wall and the entire nave was separated from the open church choir by a glass partition. Since then, events can be held here regardless of the weather. A new floor, installed in 2009 according to historical specifications, complements the overall appearance of the nave. In 2014, the acoustics in the church nave were significantly improved by the installation of new ceiling elements. The 3 parts of the total 10 x 30 m construction with a textile fabric are worked according to historical models and are a successful combination of function and appearance. The monastery church of St. Mary is currently used for church services, weddings, baptisms and concerts. Guided tours and visits are possible.