Founder of a monastery with a long tradition
Bebenhausen was first named in a document from 1187. Count palatine Rudolf I von Tübingen had founded the monastery a few years before. The monasteries in Blaubeuren and Obermarchtal were also founded by his family. The founder of the monastery first settled Premonstratensian monks in Bebenhausen and granted the abbey an extensive estate. Count Palatine Rudolf and his wife Mechthild were buried in the chapter house of the monastery.