Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Baden-Wurttemberg  /  Ulm  /  Sightseeing  /  Kloster Wiblingen

Kloster Wiblingen, Ulm

(4.5/5 based on 60+ reviews on the web)
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.
To visit Kloster Wiblingen and other attractions in Ulm, use our Ulm travel itinerary maker.
Source
Create a full Ulm itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Ulm

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Ulm by other users

3 days in Ulm BY A USER FROM GREECE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ulm BY A USER FROM GREECE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Ulm BY A USER FROM EGYPT May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in France, Germany & Steyr BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in France, Italy & Germany BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND January, kids, outdoors, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 35 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Ulm BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Germany BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 24 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Ulm BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very beautiful paintings on the walls and the ceiling. Great organ with beautiful sound. Surrounded by idyllic. Parking lot right next to it.
    View original
  • 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 »
  • Imsmamer interesting again the Klisterbibliothek and in the summer the monastery garden, the > monastery is situated on the Jakosbweg which leads from here to the wine garden, therefore, one moves on ancient Pilgrim pathways. The dimensions of the system give an idea of the former power and size of the monasteries. Always a detour from Ulm from value
    View original
Google
  • 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.”
  • Former Benedictine Abbey in the Baroque style with the Church in the Center and four surrounding wings, as well as an impressive two-storey library Hall in Rococo style in the triangle between the river Iller and Danube in the 18th century on symmetrical floor plan. Great, friendly medieval market once in a year.
    View original
  • Very nice from the inside
    View original