from Ratzeburg to Rehna
Pilgrimage from Ratzeburg to Rehna
on the Monk Ernestus Way
In the Middle Ages, it was supposed to be possible to reach the next monastery on a walk within one day. Thus, the monasteries were often located at a distance of 30 to 35 kilometers from each other.
The Mönch-Ernestus-Weg connects the two former Premonstratensian monasteries Ratzeburg and Rehna. The Ratzeburg monastery was the first of this order in the north, which is also considered the mother monastery for the women's monastery in Rehna, founded a few years later. We set out on this trail, which also illustrates the history of the inner-German border. From Ratzeburg we hike along the Ratzeburger See, through the Kupfermühltal via Bäk and Mechow and on to the Lankower See. We plan a lunch break in the annual tree garden of the Gläserne Molkerei in Dechow. Afterwards, the route continues along Röggeliner See, through Woitendorfer Wald, to Demern, where a stop is planned at Demern Church. The last stage leads via Dorf Nesow to Rehna. The conclusion of the pilgrimage walk is planned in the Rehna monastery with coffee and cake in the nuns' garden.
It is a long way through a beautiful landscape. Time to be carried by your own feet and let go of thoughts.
Starting point: 29.04.2023 at 9 a.m. in front of Ratzeburg Cathedral (at the Lion Monument)individual arrival
Stopovers: lunch in Dechow; coffee and cake in Demern
Length: approx. 30 km
Costs: 35,00 € per participant
Catering: lunch, coffee and cake
Number of participants: maximum 30
Arrival in Rehna: approx. 6 p.m.
Return journey:Bus transfer from Rehna to Ratzeburg possible (limited number of participants),Bus connection (ÖPNV) from Rehna to Ratzeburg
Information and registration:
Kloster- und Stadtinformation Rehna
Phone: 038872 / 527 65