Bebenhausen Monastery and palace

Im Schloss, 72074 Tübingen-Bebenhausen

In the middle of Schönbuch, amidst charming scenery, lies the former Cistercian Monastery of Bebenhausen, which was probably founded around 1183/84 by Palgrave Rudolph von Tübingen.

The monastery experienced its heyday in the 13th to 15th centuries, and was one of the wealthiest in Württemberg. Later it was used as a protestant monastery school and as a hunting palace for the Württemberg kings. In the years 1947 to 1952 it served as the seat of the "Landtag" (state parliament) of Württemberg-Hohenzollern. The monastery and palace are explored every year by a large number of visitors.

The monastery and palace are open all year round to visitors.  There the Summer Refectory (Sommerrefektorium) - high Gothic and neo-Gothic decorations are combined here to produce an idyllic overall picture – or the King's chamber still preserved in its original state today.  In addition to the regular guided tours, a many special guided tours provide information on the life of the monks and monastery students or are devoted to the special architectural features of the complex.


Schloss und Kloster Bebenhausen
Im Schloss
72074 Tübingen-Bebenhausen

Phone: +49 (0)7071 602 802
Fax: +49 (0)7071 602 803

Opening hours


April - October:
09:00 am - noon
01:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Tuesday - Sunday:
09:00 am - 06:00 pm

November - März:
Tuesday - Sunday and public holidays:
10:00 am - noon
01:00 pm - 05:00 pm

The Palace can only be visited as part of guided tours.

All opening hours and further information:

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Bebenhausen Monastery and palace

Im Schloss, 72074 Tübingen-Bebenhausen

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