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The Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace

In the middle of Schönbuch, only a few kilometres from the river Neckar, lies the former Cistercian Monastery of Bebenhausen. The monastery was probably founded in the 12th century by Palgrave Rudolph von Tübingen. Today the monastery and palace are one of Tübingen's main sights.

The Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace

The Bebenhausen Monastery had its zenith from the 13th to the 15th century. It it was one of the richest monasteries in Württemberg. After the Reformation the abbey buildings were used as a protestant convent school and as a hunting lodge for the kings of Württemberg. Between 1947 and 1952 the buildings were used by the legislative assembly of the State of Württemberg-Hohenzollern.

Opening Hours

The Palace can only be visited as part of guided tours.
November to March, guided tours hourly. Tuesday to Friday: 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays: 11:00 am to 05:00 pm
April to October, guided tours hourly. Tuesday to Friday: 11:00 am to 06:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm
Last entry one hour before applicable closing time.

The monastery is open all year, except 1 January, 24, 25 and 31 December.

Guided tours for groups all year by prior arrangement. Also bookable in English, French, Italian and Spanish. Special guided tours are possible by prior arrangement.


Schloss und Kloster Bebenhausen
Im Schloss
72074 Tübingen-Bebenhausen

Administration (Palace and Monastery)
Telephone +49 (0) 7071 / 6028-02
Telefax +49 (0) 7071 / 6028-03

Further information concerning guided tours and admission fees can be found at: Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace