Prague - Brevnov Monastery

30 August - 4 September 2015

        The conference programme is now available!


Břevnov Monastery (Czech: Břevnovský klášter, German: Stift Breunau) is a Benedictine archabbey in the Břevnov district of Prague, Czech Republic. It is the oldest and still operational men‘s monastery in the Czech lands. It was founded by Saint Adalbert, the second Bishop of Prague, in 993 AD with the support of Duke Boleslav II of Bohemia. Originally it was built of wood, but in 11th century a Romanesque church and a crypt were constructed. Basilica of St. Margaret originates in baroque period and it was created by the foremost European artists according to the project of Christoph Dientzenhofer and his son Kilian Ignaz, with altarpieces by Petr Brandl. The monastery complex includes gardens, which are divided to public and cloister parts. The monastery also has the oldest tradition of beer brewing in the Czech Republic. Up to today, the Břevnovský Benedict beer is brewed here. You can taste this beer together with traditional Czech cuisine in the restaurant “Klášterní šenk“ located on the premises.

Official website of the Břevnov Monastery (in Czech, Deutsch, Français, Latin)

Břevnov Monastery (Wikipedia in English)

Restaurant “Klášterní šenk“

Břevnov brewery of the Břevnov Monastery (in Czech)

Virtual tours:

Lecture Hall

Brevnov from From St. Margaret’s tower

Brevnov Monastery gardens