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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Lydia Harm (18 months ago)
Nettes Gebäude zum aussen rum laufen. Eichhörnchen springen da rum..War ein schöner Tag. Jederzeit gerne wieder.
Sipp (18 months ago)
Very nice place and testimony of early Christianization on site. An impressive building in a beautiful area that needs more spotlight.??????
Daniela Gutsche (19 months ago)
Very interesting.
Kai Munte (2 years ago)
Beautifully restored Kloster with partly Romanesque church and a lot of history
Maria Herzog (2 years ago)
Super nicely restored and a really small, cute shop with very nice staff and regional products and souvenirs.
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