Heidenheim Abbey

Heidenheim, Germany

Heidenheim was first mentioned in the year 742. During that time the double monastery of Heidenheim am Hahnenkamm (housing monks and nuns), was founded by Saint Willibald and was later led by Saint Walpurga who became abbess after his death.

The first stone church was inaugurated in 778 and the next one hundred years later. The remains of current church date from the Romanesque style build constructed in 1182-1188.


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Founded: c. 752
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Part of The Frankish Empire (Germany)


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Hey Miss Daisy (7 months ago)
Heidenheim Monastery... very nicely renovated????‍♀️ You definitely have to look at the baptismal font, without it you haven't really seen Heidenheim ? also take the chance to visit the cloister for inner contemplation. There is a crib where you can briefly relax, grounded and connected to yourself and your life. Happy 2nd Advent.
Hans-Peter Kraus (8 months ago)
Actually we only went to the exhibition because of the bad weather. But in retrospect I have to say we missed something. Very interesting exhibitions on the history of the monastery and, in my opinion, absolutely recommended ?
Bach-and Floyd (9 months ago)
Extremely interesting place, I had not the slightest idea about its important historical starting point both in terms of Christianization and the subsequent influence in interaction with other monasteries. Very impressive church, whose cloister you shouldn't miss!
Jaroslav Zeman (11 months ago)
IT was closed, so i dont know, how It is in.. But i know It was my fault, that I was late :) But the church was open and it was great and realy nice :)
Simon Hettler (13 months ago)
I was only here for a short time, but the atmosphere is calm and contemplative. In warm weather, the cool rooms are pleasant.
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