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Stay overnight at Drübeck Abbey –
Your attractive alternative to a hotel in the Harz Mountains
You want to spend your holidays in the Harz Mountains and are looking for a unique and authentic alternative to a hotel near Goslar or Wernigerode? Then stay at the Drübeck Abbey near Ilsenburg. Affordable and cosy accommodation for your short holiday in the Harz Mountains awaits you here. Whether you are planning a hiking holiday, a weekend trip or a skiing holiday – we offer the right accommodation for every guest.
Quiet and secluded, the guesthouses lie between the walls of the historic abbey complex in the heart of the Harz mountains. However, Wernigerode as the next larger town is only ten minutes away by car. So you can relax during your holiday in the seclusion of Drübeck Abbey and go on excursions in the surrounding area. There are a multitude of interesting sights to discover in the Harz Mountains as well as hiking trails and ski resorts for your leisure activities. You are also welcome to participate in the spiritual life of our abbey during your stay. Our abbey kitchen and the bakers of the convent café will spoil you with their culinary delights. The rustic wine tavern invites you to cosy evenings. Enjoy a special experience at Drübeck Abbey.
Our guest rooms
Drübeck Abbey has four modern guest houses with 74 guest rooms and a total of 106 sleeping spaces. Your booked rooms are available from 14:00 on the day of arrival until 10:00 on the day of departure.
Äbtissinnenhaus (Abbess House with shower, WC, WIFI in every room):
The Abbess House was completely renovated in 1996 and has a total of 13 rooms. Many rooms have a special historical flair thanks to the antique furniture. The media centre library and our institutes are also located here.
3 single rooms
10 double or twin rooms
Domänenscheune (Estate barn with shower, WC, WIFI, telephone, TV in every room):
The renovated Domänenscheune was opened in 2009. Modern single and double rooms await you in the small barn and the stable.
19 single rooms, 6 of them with 1.40 m bed
6 double rooms
Eva Heßler Haus (all rooms barrier-free with shower, WC, WIFI, telephone, and TV on request – limited number):
Eva Heßler (pronounced “Hessler”) House was inaugurated in 2001 and equipped according to the most modern criteria. The entire house is barrier-free. One of the double rooms in the guest room area is completely wheel chair accessible including the shower. The abbey kitchen and the adjoining dining room are also located in the house.
17 single rooms
7 double or twin rooms, 1 of which is completely wheel chair accessible
Haus der Stille (House of Tranquillity with shower, WC, WIFI, telephone):
The House of Silence is the former official residence and offices of the abbey estate steward. Here you will find 3 single and 9 spacious double or twin rooms. The Franciscan Chapel is also located on the top floor of the house.
3 single rooms
9 double or twin rooms, 1 of which is suitable for disabled people
We also provide the following baby and children’s equipment:
5 travel cots, 6 high chairs, 3 booster seats
Comprehensive carefree package
At Drübeck Abbey you and your group can work productively and undisturbed, and also find space for relaxation and encounters after an eventful day. Our guests can use various rooms for activities and group work. You can hold lectures in a conference room, pray together in the Abbey Church of St. Vitus or the chapel in the House of Silence, and end the day with your group in the rustic wine bar. In addition, the former gardener’s house with its convent café invites you to enjoy homemade cakes and regional specialities. If you would like to do something outdoors, the spacious outdoor area of the abbey with its adjacent orchard offers the opportunity. Whether inspiring conversations in the shade of the 300-year-old abbey lime tree or joint meditation in the gardens of the former convent sisters – here you can come together with your group in inspirational surroundings. In addition to the baroque gardens of the convent sisters, you will find the abbesses’ garden with fruit trees and flowers, a rose garden and a kitchen garden with all kinds of herbs and vegetables. Your group will be catered for by our abbey kitchen. The concept of our kitchen team is: “Abbey cooks cook differently”. All dishes are freshly prepared with seasonal and organic ingredients. Whether light meat dishes with sophisticated sauces, delicious soups or sweet desserts – you can sample culinary highlights in the dining room. In the morning, a rich breakfast buffet is offered with an extensive selection. At lunchtime, there is both a vegetarian and a traditional main course with dessert. Cooking is also done according to a weekly menu plan. On Monday there are two soups, on Thursday two vegetarian main courses and on Friday a fish dish. Drübeck Abbey is also the ideal base for excursions into the surrounding area and to the sights of the Harz Mountains.
Prices and offers for individual guests
Drübeck Abbey offers you modern and simple rooms in a choice of four guest houses. Here you will find peace and quiet in comfortable beds and cosy furnishings and can draw new strength in the spiritual atmosphere of the abbey.
|Individual guests – room and board|
|Price per person||Prices 2021||Prices 2022|
|Single room:||54,00 € for 1 overnight stay|
49,50 € from 2 nights
|59,50 € for 1 night
54,00 € ab from 2 nights
|Double or twin room:||44,00 € for 1 overnight stay|
40,00 € from 2 nights
|48,50 € für for 1 night
45,00 € from 2 nights
|Breakfast buffet||10,50 €||11,50 €|
|Lunch buffet||16,50 €||17,00 €|
|Vesper buffet||5,00 €||5,00 €|
|Evening buffet||13,00 €||14,00 €|
Cancellation fees for single travellers
In case of a complete cancellation without due notice, the following cancellation fees per person and night will be charged:
- from 4 weeks before arrival: 60% of the room price
- from 1 week before arrival: 90% of the room price
Detailed information can be found in our General Terms and Conditions (PDF).
Harz Guest Card
The town of Ilsenburg levies a visitor’s tax in the town as well as in the districts of Darlingerode and Drübeck to partially cover the costs incurred for the construction, improvement and maintenance of tourist facilities and routes. The visitor’s tax is €2.50 per day per person (children up to and including the age of 16 are free; reduced rate for severely disabled persons under 100%: €1.45) and is collected by the respective hosts. In return for payment of the visitor’s tax, you will receive the Harz Guest Card, combined with your registration certificate. You will receive your Harz Guest Card on arrival. It allows you and your group to benefit from the following discounts, among others:
- free travel on the buses of the Wernigeröder Verkehrsbetriebe throughout the Harz district and to Bad Harzburg and Braunlage
- Partially reduced admission to museums, facilities and gastronomic establishments
Reception, Reservation & Contact
Your arrival and departure will be looked after by our reception manager Bärbel Schönsee and her staff. They will give you all the important information you need about staying overnight at Drübeck Abbey. The reception area is located in the Old Mill.
For your general enquiries, reception can be reached during the following opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: 08:00 – 13:30
Telephone: 0049 (0)39452 / 94 332
Fax: 0049 (0)39452 / 94 331
To book your group tour, please contact our reservations department or use our reservation form.
Reception Manager, Reservations
Telephone: 0049 (0)39452/94 334
Fax: 0049 (0)39452/94 351
Cycling & Hiking in the Harz Mountains
Would you like to spend an active holiday with hiking and cycling tours? Then the Harz Mountains with their countless hiking and cycling trails are just the thing for you. A well-signposted network of routes totalling over 8,000 kilometres makes the Harz one of the most popular hiking regions in Germany. With its scenic diversity, the low mountain range offers hikers and cyclists impressive views, beautiful fir forests and interesting sights. Whether ascents to one of the high peaks, walks through the long valleys or bicycle tours to the towns of the low mountain range – in the Harz, everyone will find a tour with the right duration and level of difficulty.
If you are planning a hiking excursion during your holiday at Drübeck Abbey, there are various routes that lead directly past the abbey complex. These include, for example, the Harzer Klosterwanderweg (Harz Monastery Hiking Trail), which leads from Grauhof Monastery near Goslar to Wendhusen Abbey in Thale. The easy-to-walk trail is 67 kilometres long with only slight ascents and descents. If you want to walk from Drübeck Abbey to Ilsenburg Abbey, a hiking tour through typical Harz mixed forest and past several ponds awaits you. The trail also leads along the Romanesque Road, which connects castles, cathedrals as well as monasteries and churches from the 10th – 13th centuries.
If you want to take a full-day cycling tour or a hiking tour lasting several days, you can take the tour around the Brocken. The route is 88.8 kilometres long and leads directly past the monastery. It is also possible to climb the Brocken directly from the monastery. You can do this via Ilsenburg on the Heinrich Heine Trail. It takes just under 4 hours to reach the summit of the mountain after about 13.9 kilometres. If you prefer to walk on more even paths, you can take various tours through the Ilse Valley.
The Hexenstieg (Witches’ Trail) is particularly popular among holidaymakers in the Harz mountains. This long-distance hiking trail leads over the Brocken and through the Harz National Park and enchants its visitors with breath-taking mountains, landscapes and forests. You can find more hiking and cycling routes through the Harz here.
Skiing in the Harz Mountains
Would you like to have an active winter holiday with skiing and tobogganing? Then you can reach a variety of ski areas in the Harz Mountains from Drübeck Abbey. As the northernmost medium mountain range in Germany, the Harz is very popular with winter sports fans thanks to its numerous ski areas, cross-country ski tracks and toboggan runs.
A large number of ski areas can be reached from Drübeck Abbey in just half an hour by car. These include, for example, the areas in Torfhaus, Sonnenberg, St. Andreasberg, Schulenberg, Braunlage and Altenau. You can find out about the current weather conditions in the ski areas here. Braunlage is particularly popular as the highest ski area in Lower Saxony. The 971-metre-high Wurmberg has 12 kilometres of longer-than-average pistes. The ski season begins here on 10 December and ends on 2 April. From beginners’ slopes to runs for advanced skiers and the Hexenritt slope for sporty skiers, there is something for everyone here. Tobogganers also get their money’s worth on the 1,600-metre-long fast toboggan run from the Wurmberg down into the valley. This can also be used in the dark thanks to floodlights, which is a special highlight for all winter sports enthusiasts. Snow tubing at the ski lift at Hexenritt is also very popular. There is also a ski jump with a viewing tower right at the top of the mountain. Braunlage can be reached by car from Drübeck Abbey in about half an hour.
Not far from Braunlage is the equally popular St. Andreasberg area with the Sonnenberg ski station. At an altitude of 870 metres, this is one of the three highest ski areas in Lower Saxony. The season starts here on 17th December and ends on 19th March. The area has three T-bar lifts and a pony lift. Snowboarders can use the “Sonnenallee” with various obstacles here; for skiers there are easy as well as difficult slopes. The snow tubing slope is located in the Teichtal. Winter sports fun for the whole family awaits you here. The skiing area can be reached from Drübeck Abbey within 40 minutes by car. But there is also a toboggan run in Ilsenburg itself for leisure sports enthusiasts in winter.
Furthermore, daily newspapers and information material on leisure activities in the region are available at reception and in the in-house information point. In addition, our reception staff will be happy to advise you on excursion destinations and sights in the Harz and help you plan excursions, cycling tours and hiking tours through the Harz. Tickets to our in-house events can be purchased at the Gardeners House.