A brief outline of the history ...
Genealogical table of the Abbesses of Walsrode Abbey since the time of Luther
Founded as a House of Canonesses by Count Wale and his wife Odelinth The first abbess was probably their daughter Mechthildis.
Earliest recorded reference on the occasion of a donation by Otto III, King of Saxony.
Earliest introduction of the Benedictine rule.
Renewed introduction of the Benedictine rule by Anna von Nassau, daughter-in-law of Duke Friedrich the Elder of Brunswick and Luneburg.
Fire caused by a lightning strike destroys most of the monastery. Documents, art treasures, furnishings and equipment are destroyed.