Reflective dining: the Monks' Refectory
The Monks ate in silence in the Monks' Refectory. During mealtimes, one brother would read from the Bible and other scripts. From an elevated pulpit on the east wall, he was easily visible to everyone. On the west wall, you can still see the former serving hatch which was situated between the Monks' Refectory and the Lay Refectory and used to serve both halls. The Monks' Refectory came into being as part of the early Gothic building work, probably under the guidance of the so-called Paradies Master.