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Marktplatz 7
75365 Calw
+49 7051 167-399
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Guided tours

Themed guided tours for individuals and groups, such as “the historical town walk”, the “night watchman walk” or the “Hirsau monastery tour” are offered regularly in the town and its surroundings. The tours range from entertaining walks to full-day bus tours with guide and meals.


Historical Tour of the Town

Our guided walks will give you a vivid insight into the history and life of the town of Calw. The Counts of Calw, the town walls with 'The Tall One', the Calw Cloth Manufacturing and Trading Company, Calw's second destruction, modern times, Hermann Hesse – these are just some highlights which will be referred to in this most interesting and entertaining historical tour of the town.

Dates:  
May to October, Sundays at 2:30 p.m. (in German language)
Reservations not required. Subject to change without notice.

Duration:              Approx. 1 ¼ hour 
Prices:                  Adults € 5.00, Children and juveniles 12 – 18 years € 3.50
 
Special tours for groups are available upon request at the Calw Tourist Office:
Maximum of 25 persons: € 80.00 (English language) / € 60.00 (German language)


Walking in the Footsteps of Hermann Hesse

Hermann Hesse is one of the most widely read German-language authors. In his hometown many buildings remind you of the Nobel Prize winner and his stories. 'Calw is the most beautiful town of all', he once wrote. In the walking tour you will see sites of his life and places he so inimitably described in his stories. The town of Calw as a literary museum – you are free to follow in Hesse’s footsteps.
 
Dates:   May to October Sundays at 2.30 a.m. (German language)
Reservations not required. Subject to change without notice.

Duration:              Approx. 1 ¼ hour 
Prices:                  Adults € 8.00, Children and juveniles 12 – 18 years € 5.00
                               (Combination ticket: guided tour and Hermann Hesse museum)
 
Special tours for groups are available upon request at the Calw Tourist Office:
Maximum of 25 persons: € 80.00 (English language) / € 60.00 (German language)

Tour of Hirsau Monastery

In the 11th century, Hirsau Monastery was a centre of spiritual upheaval rarely experienced in history. Hirsau's importance on cultural history and its close link to German and European history have kept its charisma up to this day. In this tour St. Aurelius Church and the ruins of the Monastery of St. Peter and Paul are expertly described as stone witnesses of history.
 
Dates:                   May – October (not during the Hirsau Monastery Festival)     
                              Saturdays at 2.30 p.a. and Sundays and public holiday at 11.00 a.m.
                              (German language)
                              Reservations not required. Subject to change without notice.

Duration:             Approx. 1 ¼ hour 
Meeting point:     Main entrance (lower arch) 
Admission:          Adults € 5.50, Children and juveniles 12 – 18 years € 3.50
                            (Combination ticket: guided tour and monastery museum)
 
Special tours for groups are available upon request at the Calw Tourist Office:
Groups up to 25 persons: € 80.00 (English language) / € 60.00 (German language)

Große Kreisstadt Calw
  • Stadtverwaltung Calw
  • Marktplatz 9
  • D-75365 Calw
  • Telefon: +49 7051 167-0
  • E-Mail: info@calw.de
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