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Address: Klosterhof 19-21, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Fascinating ruines of an old monastry

Very intersting old monastery - partially brought down to the basis. Incredible that this was the center od the roman catholic church in the German speaking territories for more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Very intersting old monastery - partially brought down to the basis. Incredible that this was the center od the roman catholic church in the German speaking territories for more then 100 years. Really worth taking a guide for a tour to get interesting insight.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Catch this kloster in the evening as the sun is going down. The light was amazing and it made the ruins a bit eerie. There was a concert going on in the adjoining church and the music added to the experience.

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Calgary, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

the worst was that there was no air conditioning, the best was the service of the evening staff, food was good one day and the next it was watered down (same meal) The female owner was very unfriendly and stressed, need more staff at front desk

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is a hidden gem! Just a few minuets from Calw. Look for the interesting statues by Peter Lenk along the road just a few meters past the turn-off. Double back to Hirsau and you'll find free parking across from the main gate. After visiting the Hirsau Kloster don't miss the Aurelius Kloster just down the road. Pick up the... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

if you enjoy medieval history, these ruins are for you. the sandstone remains of this once great abbey echo with the chants ajd prayers of a long lost age. fascinating site.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

The complex consists of the monastery ruins, ruins of the Hunting lodge, and the Lady chapel (serves nowadays as protestant church). One of the most prominent Benedictine abbeys in Germany. 830 AD founded by Count Erlafried of Calw. 1082 begins with the construction of St. Peter and Paul, Hirsau monastery. 1091 consecration new Church and a year later the convent... More 

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