The cloister as a reminder of Götz and his ancestors
The east wing of the cloister has served as the burial site for the noble family of Berlichingen since likely the 13th century. The oldest surviving tomb is from 1377, the most recent from 1567. The most famous family member, Imperial Knight Sir Götz von Berlichingen, died in 1562 at Hornberg Castle in Neckarzimmern. He was one of the most well-known figures to fight on the side of the peasants during the Peasants' War. The tomb slab for the “Knight with the Iron Hand” is also located here.