Doksany

English

The Monastery of Norbertine sisters at Doksany was founded probably in 1144. It is the second oldest monastery of nuns established in what we now call the Czech Republic. The first nuns arrived from the nearby German area called Dűnnwald. The Norbertine sisters of this monastery provided both the education and spiritual formation to St. Agnes of Bohemia. In 1782 the emperor Joseph II. closed the monastery — despite the fact that the convent then consisted of 49 sisters and was thriving. In 1989 Norbertine sisters returned into a set of devastated monastery buildings and soon renewed religious life in this place. Today the community consists of 9 sisters. Visitors can arrange for a tour, including a visit to the renovated church and its famous Romanesque Crypt, which was a part of the original worship space. 

Opening hours:

  • MAY, JUNE

Saturday:            9:45 - 11:20, 12:20 - 16:00

Sunday:                                    12:20 - 16:00

  • JULY, AUGUST

Tuesday:             9:45 - 11:20, 12:20 - 16:00

Wednesday:        9:45 - 11:20, 12:20 - 16:00

Thursday:            9:45 - 11:20, 12:20 - 16:00

Saturday:            9:45 - 11:20, 12:20 - 16:00

Sunday:                                    12:20 - 16:00

  • SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER

Saturday:            9:45 - 11:20, 12:20 - 16:00

Sunday:                                   12:20 - 16:00

  • NOVEMBER - APRIL

Visits during these months require, in advance, that you set up an individual tour. Contact us at: farnost.doksany@dltm.cz