Sülchen church is open

Due to the current incidence in the district of Tübingen, the Sülchen church has been open again on Sunday afternoons from 2.30 to 3.30 pm since Sunday, 23 May 2021. Unfortunately, guided tours are not yet allowed, but a contact person will be happy to answer questions. Admission is free of charge for the time being.

Please note that you can only visit the museum area of the Sülchen church with a daily updated quick test (overview of Rottenburg test stations) and mask and that we have to collect your contact details.

Our digital offers, the “Schätze aus der Sülchenkirche” and the insights into the special exhibition “In our Soil. Grave finds of the Early Middle Ages in the Southwest“, continue to introduce you digitally to the world of early medieval Sülchen.

Sülchen has served as a burial site for about 1,500 years. The finds discovered during the most recent archaeological excavations (2011-2017) are outstanding evidence of Christian piety – from the Early Middle Ages to the Baroque.

The church (mid-15th century) also derives its significance from its use as an episcopal burial ground since 1869. The historic crypt was abandoned in the course of the last restoration, thus making the remains of two predecessor buildings (around 1000 / 1120/30) accessible to visitors.

The new crypt – a prayer room built in rammed earth under the church longhouse – was designed by the Bregenz architectural firm of Cukrowicz Nachbaur. The appeal of the architecture lies in the tension between the contemporary aesthetics and the deep historical and religious symbolism.

The Diocesan Museum makes the historical significance and the variety of uses of Sülchen tangible in an annual special guided tour programme. Children should also be able to experience the richness of the place in a vivid way. Therefore, the museum also offers special dates for our young visitors.

We invite you to a virtual tour

Start panoramic 3D tour

Public tours and events

Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Dates: usually Sunday, 2.30 p.m.

Registration: currently required

Admission fee: 5 euros per person (children up to 12 years free). Please have the entrance fee ready on site.

Meeting point: Main portal of the Sülchen church.

Note: We ask for your understanding that all events are announced subject to further developments in the course of the Corona pandemic.