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Klingenmünster, monastery wall

We arrive in Klingenmünster and walk along the former monastery wall.

The Romanesque monastery was already surrounded by a wall. It was extended in the 13th century, had a battlement and three gate towers.


The monastery was probably built in 626, during the reign of the Merovingian king Dagobert I (622-639). In the turmoil of the Thirty Years' War, all records and holdings were destroyed.
The monastery flourished during the Salian and Staufer periods, i.e. from 850 to the 13th century.

Elector Friedrich III introduced the teachings of John Calvin in the Electoral Palatinate. Between 1565 and 1567, all the monasteries were abolished and the facilities destroyed.

Klingenmünster, church

This is what the church looks like today.

church portal

Interesting Portal

monastery courtyard

The monastery courtyard with sparse remains of the cloister.

Romanesque row of windows

The chapter house is hidden behind this Romanesque row of windows.

interior vies

A look inside the church

Modell of the monastery

This model of the monastery is in the church.

monastery plan

The plan of the former monastery complex


This gravestone is in the vestibule of the church. It dates from the 15th century. I have not found out who was buried under it.