Cathusian Monastery close to Lake Constance

Carthusian Monastery Ittingen

Warth, Switzerland

Ittinger Museum and Kunstmuseum Thurgau

Kartause Ittingen is not only an atmospheric location; it is also one of the region’s cultural highlights. The former monastery houses two museums featuring regional artists, world-class exhibits, seminars and other unique events. The cultural program is complemented by the famous Ittingen Whitsun con- certs and other musical offerings. A stroll in the massive rose gardens culminates in the cosy beer garden. Enjoy festive occasions in our excellent restaurant with products from our own farm and gardens.

Former monastery

Monks lived here for centuries, first the Augustinians followed by the Carthusians from the 15th century onwards. The monks’ lives can be vividly experienced in the former monastery with its richly furnished dining room, spartan cells and the magnificent rococo church — styled as though monks still live and pray in Ittingen. The rooms are now part of the Ittingen Museum and the Thurgau Art Museum.

Museums, gardens and more

Together with the Thurgau Art Museum, the Ittingen Museum forms the core of Ittingen Charterhouse, one of the most important cultural monuments in the Lake Constance region. More than 1,000 rosebushes transform the complex into an annual flowering dream. Flowers, herbs, hops, wine gardens and four garden theme paths invite you to relax and discover.

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Current weather Thurgau Bodensee

rain shower
amount of rainfall
10.4 l/m²
hours of sunshine
0h 6min
the day after tomorrow

Recommended seasons


Opening hours

Mon–Sun 11 am–6 pm

Mon–Fri 2 pm–5 pm
Sat–Sun 11 am–5 pm

Some parts of the gardens can be visited anytime without a fee. Other parts are linked to the opening times of the museums.

Monastery Church
The monastery church is only accessible via the museums.

Hotel and Restaurant
The opening times of the restaurant, hotel and beer garden can be found here »

Recommended time
180 Minutes
10.00 CHF

for both museums

One-time free admission with the Bodensee Card PLUS (no pre-registration or online ticket purchase necessary)

Additional information

Experience the Ittingen Museum and Art Museum Thurgau barrier-free
Hand wheelchairs are available for rent in the Thurgau Art Museum. A staircase leads to the main entrance with a threshold at the alternative entrance. The lift in the building providing access to the disabled WC on the 1st basement floor. Please note that not the entire exhibition area is accessible for free movement. 

Wine region Lake Constance
Discover the wine-growing region of the Ittingen Charterhouse Foundation on ten cultivated hectares followed by a a wine tastings.
More information about the wine region Lake Constance can be found here.

Contact address

Ittinger Museum / Kunstmuseum Thurgau
Kartause Ittingen
8532 Warth

Tel.: +41 58 345 10 60
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