Making a loved one happy is very simple: With a gift voucher for the monastery restaurant. This can also be redeemed in other entities of the Abbey. You will receive the voucher on site or in the monastery online shop.
in the monastery restaurant
excess electricity into the grid
heat pump technology
Since the foundation of the monastery, the monks of the Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach have paid attention to ruggedness and sustainability. This tradition, which is more than 920 years old, was also the blueprint for the new monastery restaurant. Therefore, the new building was planned and built according to the overarching key objectives of ecological building “avoid, prevent and recycle”.
The main building structure consists of a reinforced concrete design. This is environmental friendly due to the order of concrete in local plants. Short delivery ways meant less CO2 footprint in transportation. And it also supports regional companies. Concrete is attributed with a significantly longer life cycle than other building materials.
A life long...
Large-format, curtain-type concrete slabs were used for the facade paneling, matching the building‘s architecture and the modern design. In the event of demolition, the cleanly separable facade materials could be separately recycled. To the extent permitted by building law, no composite building materials were used. The other building materials were also selected exclusively according to the criteria of longevity in connection with the sustainable preservation of the building material properties and with reference to heat loss and separability in the event of demolition.
Climate neutral building
Another goal of the entire planning was to construct the building in a climate-neutral manner. For this reason, no fossil fuels are used to generate heat – instead heat pump technology only is installed. The use of regenerative energy is key: Thus, a large photovoltaic system is found the roof of the monastery restaurant. As a result, around 30% more electricity is produced in a climate-neutral manner than the energy used to operate the building. This type of energy generation sustainably reduces CO2 emissions.
Committed to the monastery tradition
Sustainability, CO2 savings and resource-saving action. For us lived reality, to which we feel obliged by the monastic tradition.
The monastery restaurant offers up to 300 seats indoors and outdoors. Additional seating options have also been created around the monastery restaurant. Therefore we are happy to take reservations from groups of 10 or more people. Please use the contact options on this page.