Welcome to Vreta Kloster and Friends of the

former Vreta Abbey

The task of the Society is to describe the medieval convent in Vreta Abbey and its activities, and to animate its history for the people of the district and others interested. In addition the Society will also work for the preservation and maintenance of the convent ruins so that future generations can also learn from them.

The Society has its base in the former Poorhouse where we gather for meetings and study groups, which are the cornerstones of our activities. We offer regular guided tours during the summer and other guiding by reservation. The Society is a member of the Cistercian network European Charter of Cistercian Abbeys and Sites.

How to find Vreta Kloster!

Vreta Kloster church and convent ruins are situated 8 kms north-west of Linköping.

From the E4: travel north on route 34 direction Ljungsbro/Vreta Kloster/Motala

If arriving by train at Linköping Station: take bus 521, 522 or 523, direction Vreta Kloster.

There is a signposted cycle track from the city to Berg/Vreta Kloster

The church is open for visitors and prayer all year round, weekdays 7.30-15.30.

From 23 June to 15 August weekdays 7.30-17.30.

From 10 May to 24 August also Saturdays and Sundays 10.00-18.00

Vreta Kloster is a living parish church with divine services and ceremonies, and therefore not always open to visitors.  For information tel. 013-636 58.  The convent ruins are accessible to visitors at all times.

Guiding for groups can be booked through the Parish Office 013-636 58.  Fee for guiding 40 kr/person.

There are also mobile telephone guides of 3 mins each to the church and the ruined convent. The numbers for these are posted on the notice board outside the main entrance to the churchyard.

Car and coach parking as well as toilets are available near the church.

Three hostels and a campsite, several restaurants and cafes are to be found in the area.