Bebenhausen Monastery and Palace
In the middle of Schönbuch, amidst charming scenery, lies the former Cistercian Monastery of Bebenhausen, which was probably founded around 1183/84 by Palgrave Rudolph von Tübingen. The monastery experienced its heyday in the 13th to 15th centuries, and was one of the wealthiest in Wuerttemberg. Later it was used as a protestant monastery school and as a hunting palace for the Württemberg kings. In the years 1947 to 1952 it served as the seat of the “Landtag” (state parliament) of Wuerttemberg-Hohenzollern. The monastery and palace are explored every year by a large number of visitors.