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Kloster Wiblingen, Ulm

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Wiblingen Abbey was a former Benedictine abbey which was later used as barracks. Today its buildings house several departments of the medical faculty of the University of Ulm. The former abbey is located south of the confluence of the rivers Danube and Iller, south of the city of Ulm in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. Administratively, the former independent village of Wiblingen now belongs to the city of Ulm. The abbey is part of the Upper Swabian Baroque Route.HistoryFrom the foundation to 1701Wiblingen Abbey was founded in 1093 by the counts Hartmann and Otto von Kirchberg. The counts offered monks of St. Blaise's Abbey in the Black Forest lands near the river Iller, which the monks used to found a filial institution. In 1099, the first buildings were consecrated. The first abbot was Werner von Ellerbach. In the same year, the founding counts offered the abbey a splinter of the Holy Cross which they had acquired during their participation in the First Crusade.During the High and the Late Middle Ages Wiblingen Abbey was famous for its scholarship and learning as well as being a place of exemplary monastic discipline due its strict adherence to the rule of St. Benedict. In 1504, the Benedictine Abbey and its dependent villages came under the sovereignty of the House of Austria and was to be from then on part of Further Austria until 1806.
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  • Definitely worth a visit. The library is stunning. The visit includes a short museum detailing the history of the kloster. Its all in German but you can find plenty of information online. You can purc...  more »
  • The Abbey is really cool, but the Library will blow you away. Make sure you ask for the English tour guide. Its a hand held device that gives you a tour in english. You have to ask for it they did not...  more »
  • The inside will have you in awe of the ornate details and magnificent artwork that makes you stare in amazement. There was a wedding at the time of my visit.  more »
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  • This library, completed in 1744, was modeled in the Baroque style after the Austrian National Library, but it is by no means just a cheap imitation of the original, and it certainly stands on its own. Just outside the library there is an inscription reading “In quo omnes thesauri sapientiae et scientiae,” which translates to “In which are stored all treasures of knowledge and science.”
  • I was on the medieval festival and found it very nice, unfortunately in the evening not much was going on and also the Einzritt was expensive. The family ticket was worth it yet
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  • Was there at the medieval market. Simply awesome. The historic venue for such an event. Perfect. Also a nice place for a trip.
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  • Very nice monastery not far from Ulm and a nice contrast to the Ulmer Münster
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  • Wiblingen Abbey makes a last high point of Baroque church building art with his Church in Upper Swabia. The library Hall of the great monastery at the gates of the old imperial city of Ulm is considered to be one of the most successful space creations of the Rococo.
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