Bebenhausen Abbey

Back in February, I got to visit the oldest monastery in Baden-Würrtenberg, which is also where the last king and queen moved to when the monarchy was ending. It's called Bebenhausen, and it was so beautiful! There were just 3 of us in our group and almost no one else was there. A light rain was falling, and the whole place was kind of glowing with a lovely, diffused light, making it seem sort of like a dream.

 The church was so beautiful, with light-colored stone and lots of windows.

The church was so beautiful, with light-colored stone and lots of windows.

 There were ceiling paintings all over the abbey.

There were ceiling paintings all over the abbey.

 Such a breathtaking stained-glass window!

Such a breathtaking stained-glass window!

 The very geometric courtyard was surrounded by a cloister with these amazing open-air windows. I loved the intricate stonework and the variety of patterns.

The very geometric courtyard was surrounded by a cloister with these amazing open-air windows. I loved the intricate stonework and the variety of patterns.

 So beautiful, right!?

So beautiful, right!?

 The ceiling of the cloister also had some neat vaulting details.

The ceiling of the cloister also had some neat vaulting details.

 Here's my friend Annemaire and I.

Here's my friend Annemaire and I.

 Inside another one of the rooms of the Abbey. The pattered floors were amazing!

Inside another one of the rooms of the Abbey. The pattered floors were amazing!

 I liked these cool old vines that wrapped around some of the walls, doorways, and arches.

I liked these cool old vines that wrapped around some of the walls, doorways, and arches.

 LOVE these intricate, open-air windows!

LOVE these intricate, open-air windows!

 This was a display in the visitor's center area.

This was a display in the visitor's center area.

 We also got to go inside the apartments where the last kind and queen lived, and we were allowed to take pictures! That is so rare!

We also got to go inside the apartments where the last kind and queen lived, and we were allowed to take pictures! That is so rare!

I've been back in the United States for a while now, but I'll still be sharing pictures from my European adventures until I chronologically reach America again. Stay tuned :)

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