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Beautiful and full of history

Living just around the corner, I have seen the abbey and castle in all seasons and its always worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Calw, Germany

Gorgeous views of the black forest and the ruins are just great! clean air far away from all the... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
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Klosterhof 19-21, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Living just around the corner, I have seen the abbey and castle in all seasons and its always worth a trip. Recently I've done the tour which are held on saturdays and learned about the glorious history. Recommend doing the tour when you are around....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank peggyp1985
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Gorgeous views of the black forest and the ruins are just great! clean air far away from all the traffic noise. A place of peace. A must to visit!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Margieblessed
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This singular place is located in Hirsau, a small town a few kilometres from Calw, the birth town of Herman Hesse. Surrounded by a beautiful and quiet scenery, this is a enclosed complex of various buildings, some of them still in use, some of them...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights last weekend. It was fab! Realky nice rooms, nice staff, great breakfast. The owners very kindly left some beautiful wine in our room, as we had been joking about only water in the minibar. Really really nice people.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brendan K
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Extremely peaceful place. Wonderful sites and barely any tourists at all. A wonderful place to visit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Wil R
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Alot of neat buildings. Worth seeing. One of the better ruins I saw in my trip. Make sure you go inside the church and dont go on a state holiday like I did or you will die of thirst and starvation. The entire town closes....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ryan R
Reviewed October 14, 2017

We spent a morning at Kloster Hirsau, and it was very special. There weren't many tourists around, so we could walk around in peace and take it all in. These ruins are a complex of buildings and chapels, now overgrown and set in a lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank elsielr
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Kloster Hirsau is just down the road from Calw (another must see) and didn't disappoint. Although in ruins, nearly all the building structures are intact and span a period of several hundred years. Entrance is free and you can wander and explore at your leisure....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Max S
Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

Only 2 km away from Calw. Worth of a visit when you visit north Black Forest. No ticket is required to visit the ruins (only a small fee for the nearby museum). A must go is the Cafe at Kloster. The interior gives a flavor...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank YifangK_13
Reviewed October 5, 2016

These ruins are a great stop. If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday since most things are closed this is a great little day outing. If you are looking for budget friendly thing to do this is free. The area is...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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sheila s
March 9, 2015|
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Calw is very small and you can walk from the station. Pretty little town in and of itself.