Stephanskloster und Heidenloch

Stephanskloster und Heidenloch

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  • Tom

    Monastery ruin of 1094 with observation tower; next to it the "Heidenloch", a fountain.

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    • July 17, 2016

  • Anke 🤗

    As already mentioned many times, when you are already on top, you should also look at it and enjoy the view 👍🏻

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Sabine

    Suitable for running up with a view of the monastery ruin Heidelberg. That is a must, too.

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    • December 25, 2016

  • Ralf

    Very nice old ruin

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    • April 9, 2017

  • Jochen

    If you have already upped the mountain - then even the last steps on the tower. Great view.

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    • June 2, 2017

  • Oliver OSS

    Beautiful here with great views

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    • June 16, 2017

  • Ein 🐟 namens Wander

    Very nice, small observation tower. The few steps you can also take after the climb. It is worth it ..

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    • September 26, 2018

  • Thomas 🖤💚

    The Stephanskloster on the 375.5 m above sea level. NHN [1] high Michelsberg in Heidelberg is a monastery founded in the 11th century next to the Michaelskloster as the second branch of the Lorsch monastery, of which only the remains of foundations are preserved today. The Michelsberg is located south of the Heiligenberg.From here you have a wonderful view of Heidelberg and the castle!

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    • May 19, 2020

  • Jonny

    View of Heidelberg, the Königsstuhl and the castle.

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    • October 12, 2018

  • Michael

    The ruins of the Stephans monastery are the remains of the second monastery on the Heiligenberg, which was built around 1090 by the Benedictine monk Arnold.The Heiligenbergturm is a lookout tower at the Stephanskloster, which was built in the 19th century from stones from this monastery.The exact time and function of the 55 meter deep Heidenloch are unknown. Presumably it is a cistern or a well shaft that was built in Roman times. In 1987 the shaft was uncovered and a shelter was built over it.
    [from Wikipedia]

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    • July 8, 2020

  • The Bull Terrier, his Human & Food

    Great old ruin with observation tower and walk-in viewing platform.

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    • July 13, 2017

  • Dirk

    Nice view from the tower

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    • February 28, 2019

  • Joehännes

    Walk-in lookout tower

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    • June 23, 2019

  • Petra

    Places with a lot of history, legends and legends ... great views down to the Heidelberg Castle

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    • November 3, 2019

  • rum911

    A wonderful view of the Neckar valley and over to the Heidelberg castle.

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    • January 13, 2020

  • Wander-Hirsch

    With a few steps you are up on the platform and have a sensational view down to the city.

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    • October 22, 2020

  • Yvonne

    The newer lookout tower at the Stephansklosterruine offers an impressive view of Heidelberg without giddiness.

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    • January 30, 2021

  • Bastian

    The former St. Stephen's Monastery is in ruins on the Heiligenberg.
    St. Stephan, next to St. Michael the second monastery on the Heiligenberg, was built around the year 1090 by the Benedictine Arnold. He had recently entered the Benedictine order. He built a hermitage and a chapel on the front summit of the Aberinsberg.
    Zundebold, provost in the nearby Michaelskloster, took a liking to Arnold's cell and four years later, with the permission of the Lorsch monastery, had buildings added to the church. From here you could see every movement in the Neckar valley from afar, because the top was bare. A large part of the forest had been cut down through construction and heating. At the same time the old cistern (the Heidenloch) was repaired again. St. Stephan was assigned its own district and was thus economically independent.

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    • February 12, 2021

  • Yvonne

    Along with the nearby Michaelskloster, St. Stephan was the second monastery on the Heiligenberg and was founded around 1090 by the Benedictine Arnold. Only the remains of the foundations have survived today. The Heiligenberg Tower, built from the remains of the monastery in 1885/86, now offers a great view of Heidelberg.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Pete

    You climb about 75 steps up the tower and get a wonderful view of the Heidelberg Castle. It's worth it!!

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    • March 3, 2021

  • Sabine 🦁

    The Heidenloch is a 57 meter deep shaft, the origin and purpose of which is still clear. There are two information boards in the small hall.
    A few meters further you get to St. Stephen's monastery with the Heiligenberg tower. The monastery was actually just a relatively large church with a hermitage.
    After the monastery was abandoned in the 15th century, the Heiligenberg Tower, a wonderful excursion tower, was built from the remaining stones in the 19th century.

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    • March 29, 2021

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