Bebenhausen Abbey

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Bebenhausen Abbey, also known as Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace, was a Cistercian monastery located in the village of Bebenhausen (now a district of Tübingen), in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was built by Rudolph I, Count Palatine of Tübingen, probably in 1183.

After the Reformation the abbey buildings were used at various times as a school, a 19th-century hunting palace for the kings of Württemberg, and the legislative assembly of the State of Württemberg-Hohenzollern.

Today the buildings are owned by the State Heritage Agency of Baden-Württemberg (Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten) and are open for tour as a museum. The site includes the church, main monastery building, abbot’s residence, guesthouse, infirmary, summer refectory, and the 19th-century Bebenhausen Palace.


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Coordinates: 48°33′35″N 9°03′36″E / 48.55972°N 9.06000°E / 48.55972; 9.06000