Salem Monastery and Palace



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Salem Monastery and Palace, entire site
Experience history
Salem Monastery and Palace, visitors in the Imperial Hall
Salem Monastery and Palace, cherub
Delve into the world of Baroque

The former Cistercian abbey at Salem is one of the most important cultural heritage sites in the Lake Constance region – and one of the most beautiful. Salem Monastery and Palace (Kloster und Schloss Salem) is a singular combination of Gothic solemnity and Baroque splendour.


Salem Monastery and Palace, visitors in the MinsterThe MinsterA large and powerful chuch building
The Minster - A large and powerful chuch building
Salem Monastery and Palace, the PrelatureThe PrelaturePlayful place of the power-holders
The Prelature - Playful place of the power-holders
The Imperial HallImperial HallMagnificent hall for celebrations
Imperial Hall - Magnificent hall for celebrations
Motif of the Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg


If you want to see Baden-Württemberg at its most beautiful, visit the many palaces and gardens run by the state heritage agency, Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten. How about a perfectly-preserved monastery complex, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Maulbronn? Or there are Heidelberg's world-famous ruins. And there's much, much more.

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