Upcoming Events in 2016

Saturday, 23 April, 2016 Cannstatter Frühlingsfest, Cannstatter Wasen
Saturday, 21 May, 2016 Stuttgart after WWII - Birkenkopf and Lapidarium
Sunday, 12 June, 2016 Kelley Theatre - Das Barbecü -Matinee
Saturday, 18 June, 2016 ENBW Watersupply - Stuttgart
Saturday, 16 July, 2016 Hohenasperg - ancient fortress and prison near Ludwigsburg
Sat/Sun, 13/14 August, 2016 Cologne - Dome, Chocolate Museum and Old Town w Koelsch brewery
 - train ride with overnight stay

Kloster Bebenhausen on Saturday, 9 April 2016

Source: www.kloster-bebenhausen.de
Dear Members and Guests,

please join us on Saturday, April 9, 2016 for a tour of Kloster Bebenhausen to learn about the history of the monks who once lived and worked there.
Set in a peaceful valley, Bebenhausen Monastery is one of the best-preserved Cistercian abbeys in southern Germany. Founded between 1180 and 1183 by Rudolf, Count Palatine of Tuebingen, the abbey was taken over by Cistercians a few years later - and promptly developed into one of the wealthiest monasteries in the region. After the Reformation swept through in 1534, and a boarding school was established in 1560, the number of monks dwindled, until the monastery was finally dissolved in 1648.

Today, surrounded by the Schoenbuch nature reserve, Bebenhausen conveys the atmosphere of a Medieval Cistercian monastery, offering an experience unmatched anywhere else in southern Germany. Guided tours illuminate the lives of the monks and students, describe the lavish royal hunting parties, and give insights into the buildings' architectural features. (www.kloster-bebenhausen.de/en/home/)

Address: Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace Im Schloss, 72074 Tübingen-Bebenhausen,
Meeting time: 1500, at the Information center at the Monastery
Start time: 15.30
Cost: Members € 5, Guests €7 to be collected at the meeting time.

After the tour we will have dinner at the Gasthof Sonne, located about 150 meters from the monastery at Schoenbuchstrasse 15, 72074 Tuebingen-Bebenhausen. If you are joining us for dinner please respond with your menu selection when you RSVP.