Blaubeuren Abbey was a house of the Benedictine Order founded in 1085 by the Counts of Rück and Tübingen, against the background of the Investiture Controversy and the Hirsau Reforms. The first abbot, Adzelinus, and monks were from Hirsau Abbey. Abbot Fabri was closely involved with the foundation of the University of Tübingen in 1477. In 1493 the high altar was created. The choir stalls by Jörg Syrlin the younger are of a similar date.

The Reformation saw the end of the Roman Catholic monastery, from which the monks were expelled in 1535, returning for a short time between 1549 and 1562. In 1563 the first Protestant abbot was appointed, and in 1565 a choir school was opened in the premises. During the Thirty Years' War the monks returned again in 1630 and yet again in 1648, but were expelled; the choir school closed in 1630 and reopened in 1650. It was finally shut down in 1807.

A few years later in 1817 Blaubeuren became a Protestant seminary with an attached boarding school, which has remained to the present, except for a closure during World War II. The school now operates in co-operation with the similar establishment at Maulbronn Abbey: see Evangelical Seminaries of Maulbronn and Blaubeuren.

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Founded: 1085
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Salian Dynasty (Germany)

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Josip Rosandić (19 months ago)
Great monastery with huge inner yard, ideal for a short visit after you're done with the lake.
Miriam B (21 months ago)
Blautopf and sorrundings are beautiful
Alexandre Cunha (2 years ago)
Blaubeuren is one of the highlights of the Alb Donau Kreis Region. Blautopf and the Kloster are the best in blaubeuren. The cherry on the top of the cake. Best time to visit is the summer or during autumn before the leaves from the trees fall. Also can be very picturesque in winter if you are lucky enough to visit right after a fresh snow fall.
Koel Ganguly (2 years ago)
ust an amazing place to spend your weekend. It’s beautifully preserved. My only concern was no was wearing masks. Entry is free of cost.
A R (2 years ago)
Neat to walk through and see the Abbey. It was free, many posters with information on German.
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