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Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn), Maulbronn

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One of Europe's best-preserved and most complete monastery complexes, Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn) features an intriguing combination of architectural styles. Founded in 1147 under the first Cistercian pope, the complex's cloister represents one of the first uses of Gothic design in the German-speaking world. Enclosed by medieval walls and towers, some of the highlights include the cloister, the Romanesque monastery church, and the fountain house. Learn about the Cistercians' way of life and religion through the history of this monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Check the website to find out about special events held onsite, such as concerts and tours. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Maulbronn holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Why only world heritage go to elsewhere in the world, we thought, and made us in the nearest. There was one the Weissenhof estate. The freely accessible part with the great court is very pretty and is home to some shops and some restaurants. The part subject to entry was very nicely maintained. We could take part in a guided tour and then on your own look the things that interested us more. Our guide, probably the lively template for Miss rainy Chandran, tolerated because too long linger in one place not. After the tour, we made even a walk around the grounds, where we could visit the facilities of the still active Seminary outside.
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  • We were on a visit to the monastery in Maulbronn and made with the Guide included in the entrance fee. The monastery is really nice. You can visit the interesting areas but only with admission ticket. We were slightly disappointed by the one-hour guided tour. It was down book up just the well memorized. Too bad as a monastery, you can offer much more. It is always worth a visit and maybe the audio-guide is the better choice.
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  • We have booked a guided tour and were led through the premises for over an hour. Worth seeing, if you consider when it was built. Very well maintained. In the winter you should get dressed warm, it is very cold in the old walls. We were thrilled. Free parking is available.
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  • A very nice place to visit. Worth it!
  • A fantastic place with a lot of history. You can wander around and explore the little town for free - and there's no ticket needed for the main church either. But it's worth going inside to see the old monastery rooms and get a sense of how the residents used to live.
  • This monastery became an important school for future pastors of the Württemberg Lutheran Church. The exhibits on the history of the monastery were more extensive about the Cistercian time than about the post-Reformation use, but I still found it very interesting and well done. I would definitely recommend a visit, and I look forward to being able to return someday.
  • Inspiring tranquility
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