Heilbronn / Heilbronn Sights / Deutschhof Monastery
The largest and oldest of three monastery constructions in Heilbronn.
This building complex (construction started in the early 13th century) of the Heilbronn Teutonic Order commandery provided room for both crop storage and the representative seat of the local commandery and from 1785 onwards even of the Heilbronn province commandery of the Teutonic Knights Order in the Franconia bailiwick. During the age of secularisation, the entire complex fell to the Württemberg electorate in 1805 and was subsequently used as barracks, court building and, at a later stage, turned into a seat for governmental offices. Starting in 1950, the Deutschhof complex was rebuilt to match its historic original.
Two beautiful quadrangles, lined by buildings dating back to the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods, invite you to lean back and enjoy the silence, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of busy shopping streets.
Here today you can enjoy alternating exhibitions from the municipal museum or events held in the courtyards during the summer such as open-air concerts, visual slide shows or the Heilbronn summer culture.
Today, the Deutschhof Monastery it's not only a cultural centre accommodating the Heilbronn City Museums, the City Archive as well as an adult education centre, but also the “Café Deutschhof” that takes care of your physical well-being with its varied food and drinks menu. When the weather is fine it is possible to sit outdoors.