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Kloster Eberbach

Kloster Eberbach Review

The former Cistercian monastery Kloster Eberbach is idyllically set in a secluded forest clearing 3 km (2 mi) west of Kiedrich. Its Romanesque and Gothic buildings (12th–14th century) look untouched by time—one reason why the 1986 film of Umberto Eco's medieval murder mystery The Name of the Rose was filmed here. The monastery's impressive collection of old winepresses bears witness to a viticultural tradition that spans nearly nine centuries. The wines can be sampled year-round in the Vinothek or restaurant on the grounds. The church, with its excellent acoustics, and the large medieval dormitories are the settings for concerts, wine auctions, and festive wine events.

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  • Address: Stiftung Kloster Eberbach, Eltville, 65346 | Map It
  • Phone: 06723/917–8115
  • Cost: €6.50
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–Mar., daily 11–5
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  • Location: Eltville
Updated: 11-14-2013

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