Fodor's Expert Review Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace

Bebenhausen Fodor's Choice

This is a rare example of a well-preserved medieval monastery from the late 12th century, becoming one of the wealthiest in the region, with a boarding school added in 1504. It was annexed by the local government in 1806, and in 1868 parts of the complex were rebuilt as a hunting castle for King Frederick of Württemberg. Expansion and restoration continued as long as the palace and monastery continued to be a royal residence. Visits to the palace are available only on a guided tour; English-language tours are available only by special arrangement (usually for groups).

Fodor's Choice Castle/Palace

Quick Facts

Bebenhausen, Baden-Württemberg  72074, Germany


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Monastery €6; palace €8; combined ticket €10, Closed weekdays, Jan.--Mar. Closed Mon. Nov. and Dec.

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