‘Wasems Kloster Engelthal’ is a place with a long history. In the Middle Ages, the courtyard, which was rebuilt on three sides, served as a women's monastery and belonged to the Cistercian order. The facility was probably founded at the beginning of the 13th century - in the heyday of the order. The convent was first mentioned in a document in 1290. The nuns maintained the monastery for almost 300 years. When the monastery was closed in 1573 due to radical reform movements in Germany, Elector Frederick III. gave the entire property as inheritance to his advisor and senior official Dietrich Freitag. Much of the property was probably destroyed during the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648). The oldest building is, without a doubt, the convent building with its half-timbered facade and the yellow facade plaster. The current farm buildings all date from the first half of the 19th century and testify to a mixed agricultural business with dairy cattle, fruit and winegrowing. The mill was demolished in 1908. Since 1978, the owners have dedicated themselves only to viticulture. In 2009, the Wasem family acquired the building complex.
Kloster Engethal has been awarded multiple prizes for its architecture, concept and corporate philosophy.
Seasonal dishes and great wines are offered in the old cross vault. The restaurant is open all year round and is a popular meeting point for wine lovers. In the summer months there is a table on the terrace in the courtyard.
There are three conference rooms of different sizes, a restaurant, comfortable guest rooms, all on the grounds of the WASEM.
Its picturesque setting and wonderful surrounding of vineyards and historical architecture make WASEM as an ideal place to concentrate on physics in a relaxing and inspiring atmosphere.
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Photos: Jonas Werner-Hohensee
How to travel to WASEM
From Frankfurt International Airport to Ingelheim Station
Take the regional train RE2 or RE3 from Frankfurt Regionalbahnhof to Ingelheim Hbf, direction Koblenz or Saarbrücken.
You can find a time table at the train station on the RMV web page.
It takes about 40 minutes from Frankfurt Airport to Ingelheim.
From Ingelheim Station you can take the busses 643, 640 or 75 from platform C C to Ober-Ingelheim Marktplatz. You don’t need to buy another ticket, as you RE ticket will be valid for the busses as well.
From there you follow the map below to reach WASEM.
Taxi ranks are located outside Frankfurt Airport. It costs around 85-100€ to travel directly to WASEM.
Taxi ranks are located outside Ingelheim Station. It costs around 10€ to travel directly to WASEM.
Enter the address of your hotel or the venue to find which train/bus to take. More information on the app can be found here.
You can also purchase tickets via the app.
Disclaimer: Due to construction work, you may have to take a replacement bus to travel to Ingelheim. This will be indicated as “SEV” (Schienenersatzverkehr, which means rail replacement service) in the DB Navigator. The departure point of the replacement buses is next to the train station in Mainz on the right-hand side if you stand facing the front of the building, on the opposite side of the grocery shop Aldi.