"Excellent self-guided tours and maps" Rottenbuch Favorite Tip by Trekki
Rottenbuch General: 1 reviews and 4 photos
Favorite thing: Similar like in Steingaden the tourist responsibles did a lot to make the former monastery ground and buildings visible to the visitors. Each of the houses which were part of the complex has a sign on the wall where the building’s relevance in the past and its use today is explained, each with the whole monastery ground map. It is called Klosterrundweg (monastery round tour or path) and on the walkway from car park to the gatehouse is a bigger sign with more explanations about history of the monastery and the complex at the end of 18th century (just before secularisation – 1803 - which abolished the monasteries in Bavaria and elsewhere in Germany) and a suggested walking tour. Here is also a map of Rottenbuch and surroundings, on which I found the exact location of the pestilence cemetery outside of town (see to-do section). The round tour and more information about the monastery are available for download on Rottenbuch’s website, albeit all in German:
Rottenbucher Klosterrundweg = monastery round tour, 18 pages with details about each building,
Plan Klosterrundweg = map monastery round tour, 1 page (easy to understand for non-German speakers),
Flyer Klosterrundweg = flyer of monastery round tour with historical details, 2 pages.
The website of Rottenbuch is excellent! It is very much detailed and with a lot of brochures and leaflets for download, especially in the “leisure” section (hiking, cycling, summer and winter specials, museums, concerts etc). Sadly it is available only in German. But I am willing to help with translations and further information that is available there for anyone who has serious interest to stay here. Just send me an internal mail through VT.
Location of the main sign and explanation board on Google Maps.
© Ingrid D., November 2011 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.)