Having originally been a nunnery from 1274 to 1810 the site was then given over primarily to agricultural and from 1950/51 to industrial use, and in 1994 was purchased by the parish of Bickenriede. Since then it has been undergoing restoration in order to preserve the historic buildings and to enable them to be put to use again.
In 1997 our borough was named after the nunnery. Our conservation society have made it their aim to preserve the former Cistercian Convent of Anrode and to give it a new use.
As a conservation society we are however also dependent on various forms of support. First and foremost we count active members who support the society with their efforts. Futhermore such a society is dependent on financial support, for example in the form of sponsoring membership or donations. If you would like to support our work with such a membership, please contact the partner named on the right. If you would like to support us financially, then you can send your donation to the society's account as follows:
Förderkreis Kloster Anrode e.V., Account No. 587000678, Bank Sort Code 820 560 60 with the Sparkasse Unstrut-Hainich
IBAN: DE75 8205 6060 0587 0006 78, BIC: HELADEF1MUE.
It is in our interest to preserve these venerable buildings from deterioration and to fill them with new life. This has already been achieved in part by, amongst other projects, the reconstruction of the former hay barn (No. 4 Lower Barn). This is now used as a venue for numerous and varied cultural events. In addition the restaurant ¨Schinkenkrug¨ is open every Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays from 14:30. Other times can be booked in advance for groups and clubs.
In the upper part of the nunnery grounds near the stables there is a farming and livestock market (No. 9) every second Saturday of the month from April to October, which is by now well known beyond the parish boundaries.
Much care on the part of the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Crafts has also gone into the creation of a museum for old craft tools in the Upper Sheep Barn (No. 7). Visits are possible by prior arrangement.