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The hamlet of Alpirsbach was founded in 1035 and developed around the Benedictine monastery Kloster Alpirsbach. Although the wages of the reformation forced the abbey to close its doors in 1535, the tradition of brewing is still going strong—it's well worth making a pilgrimage to the Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu (brewery). The village maintains a preserved historic core with a fine collection of half-timber houses.
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