Alpirsbach Abbey was a Benedictine monastery founded in 1095 by Count Adalbert of Zollern. It was settled by monks from Sankt Blasien in the Schwarzwald. It was dissolved as a Catholic monastery in 1535 in the course of the Reformation by Duke Ulrich of Württemberg, but the buildings have continued in Protestant use for various purposes until the present day.

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Founded: 1095
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Magdalena Zambrano (4 years ago)
Interesting place in a beautiful town. Receptionist and ticket office spoke English, but tour guide was not offered in other language than German, which was kind of a let down. The book guide given was very informative, but not comparable to having a tour guide explain certain things. Overall, enjoyable activity to do. Gift shop was nice. Organ in kloister was one of a kind.
cristina r (4 years ago)
Wonderful
Carles Torrent Vilà (4 years ago)
Amazing
Gregor Harchut (4 years ago)
Top
Shannon Reilly (5 years ago)
Beautiful, no guided English tour but information in English.
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