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Kloster Hirsau

Klosterhof 19-21, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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A Place for peace

Only 2 km away from Calw. Worth of a visit when you visit north Black Forest. No ticket is... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Yifang K
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Beautiful area, great for all ages, and free

These ruins are a great stop. If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday since most things... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Stuttgart, Germany
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Klosterhof 19-21, 75365 Calw, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Only 2 km away from Calw. Worth of a visit when you visit north Black Forest. No ticket is required to visit the ruins (only a small fee for the nearby museum). A must go is the Cafe at Kloster. The interior gives a flavor...More

Thank Yifang K
Reviewed 5 October 2016

These ruins are a great stop. If you are looking for something to do on a Sunday since most things are closed this is a great little day outing. If you are looking for budget friendly thing to do this is free. The area is...More

Thank Mindy102705
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Just outside town in road towards Bad Willdbad. Most impressive is ruin on cloister. Abbey church evangelical so has few details from days as Cluniac church.

1  Thank Andy C
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Located in a small town this family run hotel was perfect for us to sample the local scenery and attractions Located adjacent to a ruining monastery that is interesting to walk around and close to the park. The pool was a little too cold for...More

Thank andrew001
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My children love this beautiful ruin. You are surrounded by gorgeous views of the Schwarzwald and the ruins are some of the best in the area. Kids can climb around on the walls and run on the grounds. It's peaceful, easy parking and close to...More

Thank Heidi C
Reviewed 10 April 2016

The monastery must have been incredible before it was ruined, it is incredible in a ruined state. It is lovingly cared for and a beautiful stroll through a lovely little town. I wish I knew more about the reformation, but it must have been a...More

Thank Trent B
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Well preserved ruined Cloister. Strongly recommend that the visitor read up on the history of Cluniac Reformation in Germany before wandering the grounds to get a better appreciation of the importance of this Hirsau Cloister. If not a history buff, then the quiet setting with...More

Thank MercedMack
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is a small site but if you're in the area plan to stop by. If your staying in Calw it's a 30 to 40 minute walk from the center. Well worth your time

Thank SDMcGee
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

We found out about Hirsau when we arrived in Calw paying tribute to Herman Hesse. Calw itself is a town worth visiting. Hirsau is 3kms away and the monastery, atop a hill, is easy to spot. Parking is very easy to find. The monastery ruins...More

1  Thank JWXZ
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

This is a great FREE place to visit on a Sunday. Roam the ruins of multiple castles and take some awesome pictures!

1  Thank Sarah B
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sheila s
9 March 2015|
Response from Wendyseestheworld | Reviewed this property |
Calw is very small and you can walk from the station. Pretty little town in and of itself.