Your visit

Visit the monastery site of Ihlow. You can discover, relax or take part in our guided tours.

Spend the night

Would you like to combine your visit to the "Stille Räume Ihlow" monastery with a holiday in East Frisia? The tourist information office will be happy to provide you with information about the various overnight accommodations in the municipality of Ihlow.

The guest house "Am Ihler Meer" is about 2 kilometers from the monastery and is a popular and inexpensive accommodation for families, pilgrims, cyclists and groups of children and young people. More info at:

Information is available from: +49 4929-89100 and by email to: touristik(at),

Guided tours and groups

If you would like to visit the monastery café with a group or celebrate with your family or business, we will be happy to arrange the gastronomy for you. Of course, this can also be an appointment outside of our usual opening hours! Reservations and/or group arrangements can be booked with Irmgard Reuter by phone: 0 49 29 - 91 59 49 or 04929 / 16 80.

Trained tour guides of the Monastery association offer you guided tours for your group. Our offers are specially designed for different target groups such as adults, families, children and young people.

On this video we invite you to a visit to the monastery site in Low-German!

Bernd Grünefeld produced the video for the Plattdüütskmaant 2020.

We would like to thank the Plattdüütskbüro of the Ostfriesische Landschaft for the permission to use it.

The monastery café

In the monastery café, walkers, visitors to the monastery, families and groups will find a beautifully situated place in the Ihlow forest for a break.

Use the opportunity for a leisurely hour with a cup of East Frisian tea and a piece of the by now legendary home-baked cakes or pies in a cosy atmosphere.



The monastery shop

A lovely monastery shop was set up in the historic forester's house with great dedication and attention to detail. Furnished with cupboards and shelves from an old pharmacy, it offers - in addition to initial information about the monastery - monastic products and handicrafts from the region.

From Tuesday to Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. you can browse to your heart's content. The corona-related opening times can be found on this website under "Aktuelles".



The monastery garden

The current monastery garden at the monastery site was laid out in 1987. However, it was soon forgotten.

In 2001 some members of the monastery association partnered with colleagues from the Hermann-Tempel comprehensive School and founded the group of "monastery garden women" to bring the monastery garden to its full bloom again.



Opening hours

The monastery site of Ihlow is freely accessible all year round. The associated café is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 2 pm to 5 pm and on Sundays from 11 am to 6 pm.

Opening hours


Disabled visitors can use almost all offers of the monastery "Silent Rooms Ihlow".


Gemeinde Ihlow