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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  • The Church, library and museum rooms too. The coolest, however, are events held on the territory of the monastery. For Example, A Medieval Fair. Then visit the Museum and the library is free. Super Party! You can feel as if the man stepped back to those times. I was this year. Tickets 12 euros for adults, but for people with children. Everyone will find something interesting for themselves: crafts, artists, attractions for children and adults. Delicious food and it contained at reasonable prices, not what we in Poland. All nice and smiling! This year also was a Knights ' tournament! The additional cost of 8 euros! After a hundred times it was worth it spend the money. Entertainment front. This year was held on May 26-28. The monastery runs city bus from the central station DB line 3 to Wiblingen, Pranger, about a 10-minute drive.
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  • A short distance from Centre Ulm, easy to reach by bus 3 from Ulm HBF, among others. Quiet surroundings, Abbey site. An unusually wonderful Church, out simple and unobtrusive, but an unseen beautiful interior, especially the frescoed ceilings and so many other particularly beautiful church furniture, pictures, paintings, ornaments, etc. In the property, there is a small museum on the second floor with a lot of objects and art works from the history of the monastery, but a visit to the library exceeds all expectations to pomp and artistic originality. Overwaard a visit for those who love real art, that genuine and exuberant testifies of particularly high creativity, high taste and talented skills. Modest admission price
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  • From the outside, the monastery is rather a castle, the Church has a very dismissive facade. Inside, an extremely bright, harmonious baroque room is however to experience. Very tall and very wide and as bright as day. The interior design by Januarius Zick is relatively restrained. Also the cloister is quite worth seeing.
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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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