Situated in Malmedy, the Malmundarium is an old monastery that has become a fascinating place of memory, art, history and culture. A must-see tourist destination at the heart of the High Fens.
It’s a building with an incredible history. Heritage from the past, whose origins date back to… 648! At that time, the region was a wilderness where a few monks inaugurated the beginnings of a monastery, then later, an abbey principality that lasted for centuries. The French Revolution sounded the death knell for the principality and the monastery, which lost its religious function at the same time. It then had multiple purposes depending on its users who refurbished each time: first, the French regime, then the Prussian regime in 1815 and the German regime in 1870. In 1985, the town of Malmedy decided to acquire this extraordinary location. The objective? To make it a major cultural and tourist centre. Yes, that’s right!
The historical and tourist heart of Malmedy
Today, the illustrious monastery has been renamed the Malmundarium and has become a top tourist attraction. You’ll be dazzled by the beauty of the premises which have been magnificently restored and bring together several spaces. It spans two levels and no less than 3,000 m², taking you to discover Malmedy and its region’s history along a fun and interactive trail. When you get there, you’ll discover a host of fascinating activities like the Historium which traces back over 14 centuries of history, the leather and carnival workshop, the paper workshop, the cathedral’s treasure, exhibitions, events… Come and plunge into Malmedy’s vibrant history!
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