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Kloster Hirsau

Klosterhof 19-21, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Calw
Type: Religious Sites
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Krakow, Poland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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

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Stuttgart, Germany
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85 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
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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