Kartause Ittingen – Unique Culture and Seminar Centre
Culture, spirituality, education, social care, hospitality and self-sufficiency – these are some of the monastic values combined at Kartause Ittingen in a singularly unique way.
Stay with us in one of our 68 modern and stylish hotel rooms and discover the idyllic grounds of this former Carthusian monastery.
Seminars and Conferences
With its truly gorgeous location and wide range of side events, Kartause Ittingen is perfect for seminars, conferences and workshops. It offers a modern infrastructure facilitating intense work and inspiring exchanges. A total of 25 rooms are available, ideal for 4 to 450 participants.
Whether it’s just drinks and nibbles, a wedding, birthday party or company anniversary; Kartause Ittingen offers a wide selection of delicious food and an excellent service in gorgeous gardens, splendid banquet rooms and impressive dining halls. Our rooms accommodate up to 450 guests.
The team of Restaurant Mühle is delighted to spoil you with authentic and delicious food. In keeping with the monastic tradition of self-sufficiency, the selection of food varies according to the products available from our farm, dairy, butcher shop and garden. Our idyllic restaurant is one of the most beautiful in the region.
In our monastery shop you will find the complete range of products from our own farm. We put great emphasis on the natural cultivation of primary products and their gentle processing and refinement. Many of our products can be ordered online.
Comprising 66 ha of farming land, 32 ha of forest, and a mountain pasture in Toggenburg where the cattle is taken for summer grazing, our farm is one of the largest in the canton of Thurgau. These are perfect conditions for continuing the traditional monastic value of self-sufficiency in a contemporary way. Agricultural diversity as a guiding principle, our land is divided into 25 ha of open farm land, 29 ha of meadows and pastures, 8 ha of vineyards and 2 ha of hops.
Residential Home and Sheltered Workshop
Kartause Ittingen’s residential home and sheltered workshop offers living and working facilities to people with mental illnesses and disabilities. Compared to other social institutions, Kartause Ittingen’s environment is different inasmuch as it offers residents the opportunity to come in contact with the restaurant and hotel guest as well as staff members naturally and informally. Living and working here is a unique experience.
Ittingen Museum and Thurgau Art Museum
Ittingen Museum and Thurgau Art Museum have been part of Kartause Ittingen since 1983, with Ittingen Museum being at the former monastery’s core. It focuses on local history and the characteristics of the Cartusian order. As a highly topical counterpart to the historical buildings, Thurgau Art Museum offers not only an outstanding albeit small collection but also attractive temporary exhibitions.
Tecum is an independent institution of ecclesiastical adult education supported by the Evangelical Regional Church of the Canton of Thurgau and the association tecum.
In 2019 Kartause Ittingen’s Whitsun concerts – an international festival of top ranking chamber music – will take place for the 25th time. French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt is going to be its artistic director.
A further opportunity to experience top-class chamber music are the Ittingen Sunday concerts, with five concerts performed in the winter term and presenting first-rate soloists and ensembles. Kartause Ittingen's concert hall ‘Remise’ meets the highest acoustic standards.
Atelierklause (studio cell) for artists
Kartause Ittingen offers two former monks’ cells to artists, writers and academics for silent activities. The stays may last between four to six weeks.
Application and Selection Process
Please submit the following:
- Resume stating your education and training as well as artistic achievements.
- Motivation letter with project description and details of your expectations.
- Photos of previous works or published texts.
- Application form (PDF)
You may submit your application by post or email.
Stiftung Kartause Ittingen, Karin Melcher, management assistant , CH 8532 Warth
Shortlisted applicants will be invited for an interview and a viewing of the studio cell at Kartause Ittingen. This will take about one hour.
The management decides on the selection of applicants.
Report and Guest Book Entry
We would appreciate a written report about your work and experiences at Kartause Ittingen at the end of your stay. For our online guest book, we would love to receive a short text, some images or a video.
The simply furnished cells will be available free of charge. We do, however, charge CHF 200 for the final cleaning, wood for heating, electricity and water. Also, guests will have to pay for all other expenses such as travel and food.