Sunday, June 5th at 14:00
Location: Im Schloß, 72074 Tübingen
Nearest station: Tübingen + bus
For members +1 guest
Host: Alex Elwin
Prepayment deadline: Friday, June 3rd

Completely befitting a state holiday with its roots in Catholicism, Alex has arranged a wonderful tour of the monastery at Bebenhausen for us on Pfingstsonntag (Pentacostal Sunday), the 5th of June.

This English-language tour will last 90 minutes and includes a tour of the Bebenhausen Palace, which is also on the grounds of the complex.

The monastery was established in the late 12th century and its fortunes grew rapidly until it became one of the richest monasteries in southern Germany. It also became a residence of the House of Württemberg as a hunting retreat and Württemberg’s first king (Frederick I) turned the south-eastern portion of the complex into a palace. After World War I, and the dissolution of the Kingdom of Württemberg, Bebenhausen Palace became the permanent residence of Württemberg’s last King and Queen, Wilhelm II and Charlotte.

We will meet at 14:00 in front of the main entrance to the monastery and the tour will start promptly at 14:15. A walk in the nearby forest to see (penned up) wild boar is possible beforehand and Alex is looking into coffee and cake in the village afterwards – let her know if you would be interested in either of these options.


Medical masks are still required in the palace, but optional in the monastery. Alex can give advice about where to park.

Neither strollers nor wheelchairs are allowed inside of the palace and the monastery has two steps and a couple of rooms that are not barrier free. A maximum of 20 people can attend, so see below to RSVP as soon as possible.


  • Any IWCS member is welcome to attend and bring along one guest
  • Your +1 can be a spouse, partner, friend or child
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below

The cost of this event is €10 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the tour costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the private Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €10 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than Friday, June 3rd. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.