Klosterruine Kniebis

Klosterruine Kniebis

Hiking Highlight

Created by komoot users
Recommended by 250 out of 271 hikers


  • derschrecklich

    The monastery Kniebis in Kniebis in the Black Forest was from 1277 to 1535. First, a community of Franciscan Terziars, it was in 1341 a priory of the Benedictine monastery Alpirsbach.

    The monastery was built from a chapel first mentioned in 1267 at the pass of the trade route between Ulm and Strasbourg. The chapel, which was run by Franciscans, was conquered by the convent in 1278 by Heinrich von Fürstenberg. In 1341, the convent assumed the monastery of Alpirsbach. In 1463 and 1513 fires destroyed the monastery. Duke Ulrich of Württemberg lifted the monastery in the Reformation.
    Source Wikiped.

    translated byView Original
    • December 2, 2016

  • Till

    You can find a piece of history of Kniebis here. On the road a little bit towards the church you will find the signposted hiking trails around Kniebis.

    translated byView Original
    • January 15, 2018

  • ℳ𝓪𝓻𝓬𝓾𝓼 🥾

    Impressive monastery complex. Very well restored with lots of information.

    translated byView Original
    • August 31, 2018

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    "... Today we only find the ruins of the monastery church - namely the entrance area, the so-called paradise, on the Kniebis. In 2003 a peace bell from the Kniebis Local History Association was set up next to the former monastery church. In addition, a herb garden was laid out and planted With the common herbs of the 9th century. The local history and history association Kniebis is happy to offer guided tours through the monastery and the herb garden.
    The name Kniebis probably originated from “Kniebiß” - that is, knee bite, knee bite or something similar, and is probably due to the incline. ... "

    translated byView Original
    • June 24, 2020

  • Wanderbiene

    Also a look into the current church was worthwhile. At the time of our hike a beautiful exhibition had been lovingly prepared. The panels of the ruin definitely deserve a short rest and time to be read in detail!

    translated byView Original
    • September 27, 2019

  • Matthias

    Nicely prepared and well explained with information boards

    translated byView Original
    • May 17, 2020

  • Mr.tom84

    Very nice old monastery ruin with very interesting information boards, very nicely laid out.

    translated byView Original
    • May 22, 2020


    Very nice place with drinking water for resting and resting

    translated byView Original
    • August 12, 2019

  • Discoverer

    The church ruins, a piece of leftover history. Very neat and equipped with information. Can be visited at any time. A wonderful place.

    translated byView Original
    • April 10, 2021

  • Sjipkamp

    A nice change for cultural historians ;-)

    translated byView Original
    • May 15, 2021

  • PyrenäenTomTom

    Nice photo location.

    translated byView Original
    • September 3, 2021

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!

Best Hikes to Klosterruine Kniebis


Our Tour recommendations are based on thousands of activities completed by other people on komoot.

Learn More
Location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany


  • Elevation910 m

Most Visited During

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Weather Forecast - Baden-Württemberg


Klosterruine Kniebis