The gardens of the St. Jürgen monastery outside Rambin

4/28/24 in Rambin

© Sabine Koburger

The next dates:

  • Sunday, Apr 28, 202410:00 - 12:00 clock
Guided Tours & Tours

Guided tour with Dr. Angela Pfennig | garden historian | Stralsund, participation: 7 euros

Coming from Bergen, travelers can recognize the monastery grounds of St. Jürgen before Rambin from a distance on the right-hand side of the B 96 by its old trees and surrounding buildings. Against the surrounding open, arable landscape, the monastery courtyard with its dense grove of trees clearly stands out as an enclosed garden space and the towering crowns of the rows of lime and chestnut trees of the border planting mark a clear caesura.

Few people are aware, however, that this is a horticultural site that has been preserved apart from minor alterations and which, in connection with a hospital and later residential use, uniquely documents a centuries-old garden culture. The cultural-historical and horticultural heritage significance of the complex lies in the interconnectedness and harmony of garden spaces such as kitchen gardens, orchards, parks and a residential area with an ornamental square, which are joined together and meet different functional and aesthetic requirements. Ferdinand Jühlke (1815-1893), a horticultural teacher from Greifswald and later director of the court gardens in Potsdam-Sanssouci, praised the Rambin gardens in 1858:"... this estate ... also enjoys the most careful care in fruit growing and horticulture ...".

However, most travelers pass by without noticing this work of garden art. It was the same for me for years until I was given the opportunity to delve deeper into the history of the monastery gardens of Rambin, to get involved and in doing so something of the unique essence of this place passed on to me; a fascination, a magic, a touch that can probably only radiate from gardens with the power of a long horticultural tradition that is so completely independent of the changing times.

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Event dates
  • Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 10:00 - 12:00 clock
Event Location

Rambin Monastery

Kloster 2
18573 Rambin

Contact the organiser

Stralsund Academy for Garden and Landscape Culture

Sarnowstraße 6D
18435 Stralsund


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