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Klosterruine Bad Herrenalb

Klosterruine Bad Herrenalb

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Location: Bad Herrenalb, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Best Hikes to Klosterruine Bad Herrenalb
  • Dennis

    Very interesting and rich in history. You have to bring a little time to see and explore everything. All the important "places" are provided with panels explaining what they are about.

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    • November 10, 2019

  • Even in today's condition, it is still an impressive facility that you should bring some time to explore.

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    • June 19, 2022

  • From April to September there is a free guided tour once a week. You can find out more at the tourist information office a few meters away.

    The wonder pine:
    A stately pine tree grows on the old cloister wall of Paradise in the Romanesque vestibule of the former Cistercian monastery Bad Herrenalb. Around 200 years ago, the tree moved into its unusual place on the historic walls. Apparently without contact with the ground, the question arises as to how the tree can thrive and grow in this place. The roots of the pine have made their way through the walls down to the ground. This provides the tree with the important nutrients and water. Incredible!

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    • January 12, 2019

  • "... In 1525 the monastery complex was badly damaged during the Peasants' War. Parts of the furnishings, the library and the archive were lost at the time. After Duke Ulrich had introduced the Reformation, all the monks had to leave the monastery in 1536. The monastery school, which was set up after 1556, was closed in 1595 closed again.

    From the monastery church, completed in the late twelfth century, remains of the vestibule with Romanesque elements and the west gable can be seen. In addition, the late Gothic renovated chancel, which has served as a Protestant church since 1739, has been preserved. In addition, there are two old storage buildings with partly Romanesque masonry and the remains of a fortification tower with hump ashlars. ..."

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    • September 16, 2021

  • A visit is recommended. A place with a very old history. Remarkable is the pine growing on the wall above the door of the ruins towards the church!

    Herrenalb Abbey was a monastery founded by Cistercians in 1148 in what is now the municipality of Bad Herrenalb in the district of Calw in Baden-Württemberg. In 1649 the monastery was finally dissolved.

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    • August 24, 2019

  • In spite of all the history, one must not forget the culinary art.
    The "Klosterscheuer" is not far away and I can highly recommend it.

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    • January 9, 2019

  • Bad Herrenalb with surroundings is very nice. Always worth a visit. Good food. Many good excursions also for people with mobility problems.

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    • April 29, 2018

  • Impressive part of the old monastery

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    • March 31, 2019

  • Definitely visit when you are in Bad Herrenalb

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    • September 25, 2022

  • You should hike the two monasteries in combination

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    • November 25, 2022

  • Very nice varied and interesting hike.
    Back then better by train

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    • February 15, 2021

  • A very entertaining and interesting hike between the two monasteries Frauenalb and Herrenalb a lot of input on the right and left of the path

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    • February 15, 2021

  • Unfortunately it was already dark on my tour - so I could only see the outlines of the sparsely lit ruin.

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    • November 28, 2020

  • It's nice to look

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    • May 16, 2019

  • Former monastery with existing monastery church that can be used for weddings

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    • May 10, 2023

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Location: Bad Herrenalb, Calw, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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