Alpirsbach Monastery

Alpirsbach Monastery


Worth seeing medieval monastery complex

The famous Alpirsbach Monastery from the 11th century is very idyllically located in the Kinzig Valley in the Black Forest. The monastery was once built by Benedictine monks in the spirit of the Hirsau reform movement and is today considered one of the few remaining southwestern German monasteries from the Middle Ages. Although many buildings were demolished in the 19th century to make way for the construction of federal highways and railroads, other monastery buildings have been integrated into the fabric of the town. The Romanesque monastery church and the many details of the monastery are particularly impressive. These include, for example, the treasures in the monastery museum and the Romanesque lions that adorn the portal of the monastery.


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