kleines Logo

History ...

A brief outline of the history ...

genealogical table

Genealogical table of the Abbesses of Walsrode Abbey since the time of Luther

before 986

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.