Between old walls

Certainly one of the absolute highlights in our town: the 900-year-old Benedictine monastery. With its imposing red sandstone walls, it is the impressive landmark of Alpirsbach. Immerse yourself in times long past during a visit and enjoy the meditative silence of this medieval ensemble.

Monastery and monastery museum

Sixty years have passed since the most diverse everyday objects of former monastery students were found during repair work. Items of clothing, letters, drawings, games and vessels from the 16th century can now be admired in the museum.

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Admission monastery without guided tour:


Adults7,00 €
with guest card6,00 €
Reduced (children 6-15 years, students up to 28 years, severely disabled persons from 50 %)3,50 €
Families (2 adults and 1 child, each additional child free)17,50 €
Groups from 20 persons6,30 €
External self-guide40,00 €


Entrance to the monastery with guided tour:


Adults9,00 €
with guest card8,00 €
Reduced (children 6-15 years, students up to 28 years, severely disabled persons from 50 %)4,50 €
Families (2 adults and 1 child, each additional child free)22,50 €
Groups from 20 persons8,10 €


Opening hours monastery and monastery museum:

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Monastery Route Northern Black Forest

The approximately 100-kilometre-long Northern Black Forest Monastery Route connects the three monasteries of Alpirsbach, Hirsau, Wildberg and Maulbronn. These gems are secluded from the hustle and bustle of everyday life - each one is an experience in itself. Here in Alpirsbach is one of the most magnificent Romanesque monastery complexes. The Hirsau monastery complex was the centre of the Benedictine reform movement in the 11th century. And the Cistercian monastery of Maulbronn was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its unique state of preservation.

Cinema in the monastery

A film has been shown every evening within the walls of the monastery since 1997. The "Subiaco - the cinema in the monastery" takes place in the former dining room. Its special atmosphere - the room has only 70 seats - and the special selection of films always attract many visitors. The cinema is run by a voluntary team of old and young people who have discovered their passion for film. This work has already received several awards: From the Media and Film Society Baden-Württemberg (MFG) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM), the Subiaco receives awards and prizes for its outstanding program almost every year. In 2001, the Kino im Kloster was even named the best cinema in Baden-Württemberg.

And there is another special feature in the cinema in the monastery: on balmy summer nights, when the massive sandstone walls transform the monastery into a pleasantly cool place, the light show moves outside into the cloister garden. At the "Subiaco - Cinema under the starry sky" up to 300 spectators can experience the cinema spectacle on a big screen and in the unique monastery ambience. In addition, there is freshly tapped beer from the brewery across the street and homemade food from the grill or from the oven.

By the way: Subiaco is originally a place in Italy where St. Benedict once lived. This saint is the church patron of the Catholic community of Alpirsbach.

Further info and ticket reservation at:

0 74 44 / 9 12 63

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Cloister Concerts

In the charming Gothic cloister of the former Benedictine monastery, cloister concerts with special acoustics have been taking place since 1952. Renowned top orchestras conjure up masterpieces for your ears in an unusually charming setting. The simple dignity of the unique concert hall, lit only by flickering candlelight, ensures romance and pure musical enjoyment on balmy summer evenings.

The ticket service can be reached at Tel.: 0 74 44 / 95 16-281. You can pre-order tickets online here (until 12 noon on the day of the concert) or purchase remaining tickets (if available) at the box office.

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Monastery Concerts

Concerts are also held regularly inside the monastery as part of the "Culture in the Monastery" series. In the impressive three-nave columned basilica, the sounds can unfold their full power. The dates for these events and further information can be found on the website of Alpirsbach's Protestant parish.