The hospital was founded in 1420. Its buildings have been enlarged several times. The little chapel used to be the funeral chapel of the adjacent town cemetery. The half-timbered upper floor is connected to the main building of the hospital and contained the offices of its administration. Medieval hospitals were more places to stay for old and...more
The catholic church outside the old town by the road to the train station is much younger than it looks. The neo-Romanesque church was only built in 1894-95. Württemberg had turned entirely protestant in the 16th century reformation and only in the run of the 19th century catholic parishes had a chance in the old Württemberg territories.more
The whole complex of the former abbey is well preserved. The half-timbered gatehouse underwent several changes throughout the centuries. The adjacent building on the right, dated 1478, was the wine cellar and cooperage. The so-called bath house east of the church contained the monks’ bath in the stone ground floor, the festival hall and guests’...more
The cloister also shows 15th century late gothic architecture. The opening in the middle has been turned into a herb garden according to monastic traditions.The small chapel in the cloister covers a well. Fresh water from a side stream of the Blau is flowing through it right below the pavement.more
Benedictine monks from Hirsau founded the monastery next to the Blautopf in 1085. Most of the present buildings have been erected in the 15th century. After the reformation the abbey has been turned into a high school that prepared students for the studies of theology. The protestant church of Württemberg nowadays uses it as seminar for their...more
In my opinion the Blautopf in Blaubeuren is one of the most interesting lakes around in the south of Germany. This I think not because of the size (it is tiny), but because nobody has discovered all of the caves accessable through the lake.
Also the colour is amazing. Have a look at the foto. It is not manipulated! The lake is that blue.