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Very good location for photography

The old ruins of the palace of Hirsau is a very good location for make photos. Especially at sunset... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Stuttgart, Germany
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On our way somewhere else we happily stumbled on this Abbey

We were on our way to Neuenburg for lunch when we drove thru Calw (loved the name) and spied this... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Calwer Str. 6, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The old ruins of the palace of Hirsau is a very good location for make photos. Especially at sunset the facade of the castle with the different shades and shadows is an amazing photo motive. The ruins are quite beautiful and from architectural view very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

We were on our way to Neuenburg for lunch when we drove thru Calw (loved the name) and spied this ancient Abbey. Very tranquil, beautiful and the architecture great. In fact much of the old part of this town was beautiful. Spent a 30 minute...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

At the end of a 9 day trip to Germany (Bavaria mostly), we were staying in Ludwisburg and found ourselves with a free day before we had to be at our hotel in Frankfurt to make our morning flight. In looking around at things to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a peaceful, easy place to visit and Hirsau ruins did not disappoint. I was amazed at how far back this abbey dates and how much of it is still around. It's just a skeleton of what used to be, but I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank whiskeysix
Reviewed October 5, 2016

Located in the same place as the Abbey. 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...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank MindshelleHarplynn
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We passed by this place after visiting the old centre of Calw, which is truly a lovely place as well. The Hirsau schloss is impressive to see, already from a distance, as it actually looks quite well preserved but obviously on the main building the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Johanyippie
Reviewed August 16, 2015

This haunted castle is a must to visit if you are in Calw. It is only 3 km far from the center of Calw and is easily reachable via Cultural train from Calw or following the street behind Kaufland. The walk follows a picturesque road...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank justculturaltourism
Reviewed February 7, 2015

Hirsau is breathtakingly beautiful! The kloster ruins are large, with lots to explore. The rural setting is perfect and adds to the charm. There is just so much to explore and I have visited in the summer, spring, fall and winter, never disappointed. The area...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank finn e
Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went to Calw only to see the ruins of the castle. We were really surprised to see that it was probably being used for an outdoor cinema or some performance by night: it was full of piled plastic chairs, various facilities, ugly closed mobile...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

It is located next to the monasterial ruins but as one is securing the ruins again one is not allowed to go inside, a pitty but understandable. It is a big part of the monasterial ruins of Hirsau Abbey. In 1586 - 1592 had the...More

Date of experience: July 2011
5  Thank folieske4
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