The view of Hirzenach reminds one of a romantic, 19th century painting. The
church of the former Benedictine priory, its stately 18th century Baroque building and the newly restored priory gardens below form a pleasing ensemble which is unique in the UNESCO World Heritage Valley. The small Romanesque cruciform pillar basilica with its powerful tower and early Gothic chancel are evidence of early monastic settlement. Today’s gardens have survived virtually in their original state and give visitors a glimpse of monastic garden design in the Baroque period. Miraculously the grounds survived the wars and sieges of the 17th and 18th centuries in the Middle Rhine Valley, and today they exude their own very special charm.