The Wintringer farm is located about 10 kilometers southeast of Saarbrücken, the capital of Saarland, on the country road between Kleinblittersdorf and Bliesransbach. The Saarbrücken region touches the state border with France within sight here and today belongs to the Eurodistrict SaarMoselle.
Furthermore, viewed from Saarbrücken, the farmstead symbolically forms the entrance gate to the Bliesgau Biosphere Reserve, which is protected by UNESCO. In good weather, there is a line of sight from here to the Donon, the highest elevation in the northern Vosges Mountains.
The farm preserves the remains of a medieval priory church, the Wintring Chapel. This is one of the few remaining testimonies to the architecture of the late Middle Ages in the Saarland.
Today, the cultural factor synergizes and creates identity here, together with organic farming and the social mission, completing an almost 1000-year cycle.
The Wintringer farm is managed by Lebenshilfe für Menschen mit Behinderung Obere Saar e. V. as an organic farm.
The courtyard is divided into the old courtyard area with the chapel, and a new building complex, which was built above the historic courtyard. A total of 90 employees are engaged in organic farming, fruit and vegetable cultivation, as well as gardening and landscaping, and take care of the processing of the products and their marketing. About 50 hectares of arable land and about 60 hectares of grassland are cultivated.
An own farm store keeps everything for a healthy and wholesome diet ready for sale. In 2012, the farm was awarded as a showcase farm for organic farming.
In the farm store you can also get the pilgrim's stamp and the key to visit the cultural site Wintringer Chapel. For groups of 10 people or more, advance booking is required (contact: 0049 6805 / 902-411).
Please note that the key is handed over exclusively for a viewing. Events and meals inside the chapel are not allowed.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm