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Address: Klosterhof 19-21, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Small and exquisite

This is a small site but if you're in the area plan to stop by. If your staying in Calw it's a 30 to 40 minute walk from the center. Well worth your time

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
San Diego
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San Diego
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52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small site but if you're in the area plan to stop by. If your staying in Calw it's a 30 to 40 minute walk from the center. Well worth your time

Thank SDMcGee
Munich, Germany
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We found out about Hirsau when we arrived in Calw paying tribute to Herman Hesse. Calw itself is a town worth visiting. Hirsau is 3kms away and the monastery, atop a hill, is easy to spot. Parking is very easy to find. The monastery ruins are beautiful. St Peters and St Paul's is a small church still in use near... More 

1 Thank JWXZ
Stuttgart, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a great FREE place to visit on a Sunday. Roam the ruins of multiple castles and take some awesome pictures!

1 Thank Sarah B
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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140 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This site is not only interesting for adults, but also for kids. Ours loved it, to run around, discover and show us things they discovered, with excitement. A must-do if you are nearby.

Thank artalmon
Holland, Michigan
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22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The first time I visited Calw and the surrounding area was a very pleasant surprise. Calw, where the Kloster Hirsau is located, is a prime example of a true Bavarian town. Cobblestone streets, straw roofs. great street statues to give you a chuckle, buildings of wood beams and stucco, and if you are lucky you will see the myriad of... More 

Thank arested1
Folsom, California
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Well maintained ruins of religious site in quiet, nature setting in Black Forest. Walk the old cloister halls and imagine the monks chants.....from centuries ago. Quaint village with good restaurants, hotel, nature walks in clean air far away from traffic noise. An oasis of peace.

Thank Dreambunch
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77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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.

Thank travelfamily72
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank Wendyseestheworld
Calgary, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank OmaPumuckl
Krakow, Poland
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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 

6 Thank MJG71229

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