Salem Monastery and Palace

© Achim Mende


Only six kilometres from the shores of Lake Constance, Salem Monastery is one of the most beautiful cultural monuments around Lake Constance. The monastery once belonged to the Cistercian Order and was one of the wealthiest and most important abbeys in the region of Lake Constance. The art abbots of the 18th century turned Salem into the center of the Rococo, which is still visible today. In the 19th century, the margraves of Baden then appointed the huge monastery complex their palace.

© Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Baden-Württemberg


Kloster und Schloss Salem,
88682 Salem


The rooms can only be visited during a guided tour

Kloster-/ Schlosskasse (ticket sale)
April 1 to November 1
Mon to Sat 9.30 am to 6 pm
Sun and public holidays 10.30 am - 6 pm

Last entry 30 minutes before applicable closing time

November 2 to March 31
Palace closed
Monastery Museum
Sat, Sun and public holidays 11 am to 4.30 pm