Monastery Großcomburg

Monastery Großcomburg


Benedictine monastery from the 11th century

Fortress or church? When you see the Großcomburg monastery on a ridge high above the Kocher Valley near Schwäbisch Hall from afar, you can’t be quite sure. The former Benedictine monastery was founded as early as the 11th century and was frequently expanded and rebuilt until the 18th century. Visible from afar are the three towers of the Romanesque monastery church. When it was rebuilt in the Baroque era, the three old towers were taken over. Well preserved are also other ancient treasures such as the famous huge wheel chandelier and the antependium in the church. These pieces are considered unique works of European goldsmith art from the Romanesque period.


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