Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace

Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace


Seat of the last German king

A popular excursion destination is located in the idyllic Schönbuch: the almost completely preserved medieval monastery complex of Bebenhausen. First mentioned in 1187, the monastery was run by the Cistercian Order of Bebenhausen and housed up to 80 monks and 130 lay brothers until 1648. After the introduction of the Reformation, Bebenhausen Monastery became a monastic school, which lasted until the 19th century, and the Württemberg rulers converted part of the monastery into a hunting lodge. After the end of the monarchy, the last German royal couple lived here. Following the Second World War, the state assembly of Württemberg-Hohenzollern met for a few years in the medieval monastery complex.


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