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Kloster Hirsau

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

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Beautiful area, great for all ages, and free

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
Stuttgart, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 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 just beautiful. There are no tours or audio guides since this is an open air... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Just outside town in road towards Bad Willdbad. Most impressive is ruin on cloister. Abbey church evangelical so has few details from days as Cluniac church.

Thank Andy C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Located in a small town this family run hotel was perfect for us to sample the local scenery and attractions Located adjacent to a ruining monastery that is interesting to walk around and close to the park. The pool was a little too cold for my wife but OK for me after a sauna. Room OK but a little basic.... More 

Thank andrew001
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My children love this beautiful ruin. You are surrounded by gorgeous views of the Schwarzwald and the ruins are some of the best in the area. Kids can climb around on the walls and run on the grounds. It's peaceful, easy parking and close to the center of Calw for a bite to eat and more sightseeing. The concerts there... More 

Thank Heidi C
Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The monastery must have been incredible before it was ruined, it is incredible in a ruined state. It is lovingly cared for and a beautiful stroll through a lovely little town. I wish I knew more about the reformation, but it must have been a violent, and destructive time.

Thank Trent B
Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Well preserved ruined Cloister. Strongly recommend that the visitor read up on the history of Cluniac Reformation in Germany before wandering the grounds to get a better appreciation of the importance of this Hirsau Cloister. If not a history buff, then the quiet setting with the beautiful architecture will be enough to capture your imagination. Worth a visit.

Thank MercedMack
San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 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 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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

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