The Stephanskloster on the 375.5 m above sea level. NHN  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!
May 19, 2020
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 de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heiligenberg_(Heidelberg)]
July 8, 2020
Shortly before the destination of the Camino Incluso: A decision has to be made here: at the barrier on the right via three vantage points (Fuchsrondell, Mönchberghütte, Bismarck tower) to Heidelberg. Up to the Fuchsrondell (1 km) the path is difficult for wheelchair pilgrims to drive on. Or in the footsteps of the Celts along the outer ring wall on the lookout tower path. The Camino Incluso follows the wider observation tower driveway with good road conditions along the outer ring wall, gently descending onto the Odenwälderweg (like the Hohe Straße, an old trade route from the Odenwald to Heidelberg). The Odenwälderweg has a steep gradient (up to 11%).
September 8, 2020
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.
February 12, 2021
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.
February 13, 2021
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.
March 29, 2021
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