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A hidden gem just a short drive south of Ulm.

The place was almost entirely deserted so we got to enjoy the grounds and beautiful cathedral in... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Cactushead5
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Warrenton, Virginia
Wow, what a library!

We were going to attend concert at the courtyard of Kloster Wiblingen but we also wanted to see the... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2018
UAO
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Lahti, Finland
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

The place was almost entirely deserted so we got to enjoy the grounds and beautiful cathedral in peace and quiet. A nice place to visit to get away from the busy city of Ulm.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We were going to attend concert at the courtyard of Kloster Wiblingen but we also wanted to see the museum, library and church, so we took a bus there in the morning. Less than 15 minutes bus ride there and it included to Ulm card...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

This was a bust for us. The museum tour is only offered in German, so that was off the table. That left just wandering around. The church was elaborate and quite beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

We just visited the church part. It was beautiful, but not more that many others that we visited recently. The library we heard is amazing and we will visit it next time. Parking is for free. Photo permission costs extra: In addition to the entrance...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Free car park. The church is large and beautiful but there are plenty to compare in Bavaria, free entry. You have to go to third door along as the others are locked. The bibliotek [library] is accessed through the adjoining college buildings on the first...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. The library is stunning. The visit includes a short museum detailing the history of the kloster. Its all in German but you can find plenty of information online. You can purchase an audioguide for the library which extensively describes the history...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed May 4, 2017

The Abbey is really cool, but the Library will blow you away. Make sure you ask for the English tour guide. Its a hand held device that gives you a tour in english. You have to ask for it they did not offfer.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Wade O
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The inside will have you in awe of the ornate details and magnificent artwork that makes you stare in amazement. There was a wedding at the time of my visit.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank sulu205
Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Simply amazing!! America was still undiscovered and these guys had a Library!!! Now one can understand why Europe was the birth of civilization! Ask for your english guided tour at the entrance. Worth it! And while at it visit the church right next to it!!

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank CarloTheJackal
Reviewed October 29, 2016

The beautifully ornate library is the main draw here, and it definitely did not disappoint. The audio guide in English (included in the cost of admission) was thorough and very helpful in explaining all aspects of the library. The basilica (main structure as you walk...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Johanna S
August 23, 2016|
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Response from Jaro S |
The bus line 3 drives this route. You can get in at the main station (Hauptbahnhof) or Ehinger Tor. The bus has to display ´Wiblingen (Alte Siedlung), because the other 3 drives to the university. Plan a 10-15-minute-ride... More
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Loki_crazycat
Ballarat, Australia
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I've just seen some photos of libraries - Kloster Wiblingen, Kloster Schussenried, Kloster Ochsenhausen. Wow! Can someone please tell me which is the easiest to get to using public transport? Thanks, Loki.
February 16, 2016|
Response fromBlandineForberg|
Surely Wiblingen, as it is located in a suburb of Ulm and reachable by city bus (no. 7 if I remember correctly) in 10 minutes from the central station. Ulm itself is well connected by long-distance trains. An audioguide in English is available and I recommend taking it to understand the complicated content of the frescoes and sculptures as well as the history. The visit to the library is combined with a little museum about the history of the abbey. (Think of me when you walk through as I was...More