- 45 min.
St. George's Monastery, 90 km from Berlin, is the only monastery of the Moscow Patriarchate in Germany. About 10 monks and novices live here, most of them in their early twenties. They hold church services, build and renovate the monastery, whose isolated location and lack of parishioners make the daily life of novices, people from large cities in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, similar to the practice of early Christian hermits. They have different motives for staying here, and for some, the tranquility of a remote German village means loneliness and doubt as well.