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Stift Neuburg (Neuburg Monastery)

Short facts

  • Heidelberg

The Benedictine abbey is located on the outskirts of Heidelberg in the anterior Neckar valley.

Monks settled here as early as 1130, coming from the imperial abbey of Lorsch near Heppenheim. Later, it was convent women who led a life of prayer in the community at this site. With the Reformation, monastic life in Neuburg ceased. The buildings served various purposes and came into private ownership in 1804. In 1926, the Archabbey of Beuron acquired the "Stift", as the Heidelbergers call the former monastery, and repopulated it.

The monastery church is open daily from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. During this time, the public areas of the monastery such as the park and the medicinal/herb garden in the gate area are also accessible.

How to get to the monastery

By bus: Line 34, direction Heiligkreuzsteinach or Heidebuckelweg, stop Stift Neuburg.
By White Fleet: Kloster-Neuburg pier, from there about 5 minutes’ walk (please note that the first meters uphill are a bit steep).
On foot: Along the Neckar River to the monastery or via the Philosophenweg.
Coaches: There are no coach parking spaces at the monastery! A short stop at the monastery gate to get in and out is possible, then please drive to parking lots in Ziegelhausen or at the lock-in Neckargemünd.

As a guest in the monastery

The community is always happy to welcome guests, "who is never absent from the monastery" (Benedictine Rule). Ten simple rooms are available for women and men in the monastic guest house. Guests can retire for a few days and participate in the services and meals of the monks or spend the time of their stay secluded and in silence. Apart from that, the monastery is situated in an enchanting landscape, which invites long walks in the nearby forest, to the Philosophenweg, to the Heiligenberg, or to a visit to the university town Heidelberg, which is rich in tradition.


The Gasthof Zum Klostergarten with a beer garden in beautiful natural surroundings offers a rustic ambiance with home-style cooking. You can find more information here.

Brewery to the monastery yard (Brauerei zum Klosterhof)

The Brauerei zum Klosterhof is a small organic brewery in Heidelberg on the grounds of the Neuburg Monastery. Small-scale craft beer specialties are produced there. For the cows on the farm, the spent grain (what remains of the malt after the mashing process) is a small delicacy. Sustainability even on a small scale... Helles, Dunkles, and Weizen beers are available here all year round. But there are also seasonal specialties, such as Kellerbock, Märzenbier, Maibock, and a light Sommerweizen beer.
For more information, see Brauerei zum Klosterhof.

Guided tours of the monastery (public tours)
Dates for public tours:
Current dates can be found under Calendar of Events Stift Neuburg or by calling +49 6221 32 62 594.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Benedictine Abbey Stift Neuburg,
E-Mail: fuehrungen(at)stift-neuburg.de Phone: +49 6221 32 62 594

Note: Guided tour for individual guests (no registration required). Guided tour for groups of 10 or more (registration required). During guided tours of the monastery, please understand that the monks' living quarters, which are located in the cloister, cannot generally be visited. During a tour and with a short film you will learn about the lively history of today's Benedictine abbey.

On the map

Benediktinerabtei Stift Neuburg
Stiftweg 2
69118 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 895-0
Website: www.stift-neuburg.de

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