Marienthal, the former monastery village today belongs to the Brünen district of the city of Hamminkeln, but has lost none of its tranquil charm. The idyllic village with its numerous buildings still impresses visitors from near and far. The geographical center and particularly worth seeing is the village square with the historic dairy, where numerous shops can be found today.
The church and the monastery buildings are now administered by the Carmelite Order and have now become a place of sacred art. Come to the Marienthal and let the special charm of the “village” cast its spell over you, or visit one of the annual events. Enjoy a long meal in one of the restaurants or take a break in one of the cafes.
The history of which goes back to the 14th century, is today a popular destination on the Lower Rhine, because not only the idyllic charm of the village, but also the exclusive shopping facilities attract visitors to the Lower Rhine. Events such as the midsummer market or Martin’s market are real visitor magnets
Nevertheless, it usually remains very tranquil in the small town on the Issel river. In the Advent season in particular, you can experience a very special pre-Christmas atmosphere here, far from the hustle and bustle of the big cities. In the summer months, on the other hand, the banks of the Issel are more attractive for relaxed walks or to linger over coffee and cake.
The children’s hiking trails are particularly interesting for children, three different long paths are intended to bring children fun to walk and at the same time teach them interesting facts about fields, forests and agriculture. Because to this day agriculture is one of the most important economic factors in the Lower Rhine.
The annual event highlights include the Marienthaler evenings, the midsummer market and the Martin market. The Midsummer Night Market takes place on the 3rd weekend in June, a special artisan market in the idyllic atmosphere of the village. At the Martinsmarkt, exhibitors show selected handicrafts and a wide variety of goods, and there is also a colorful supporting program.
Further information about and all about the Marienthal is also available at: https://www.marienthal.de/