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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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  • I visited Maulbronn with my grandma, mother, and older sister. My sister and I are in our twenties and our grandma is almost eighty. This town was perfect for all of us! Not only that, but the momenta...  more »
  • We had a very relaxed visit, wandering around the abbey for a couple hours and learning some of the history. There are audio guides available in multiple languages, but we were fortunate to have a cou...  more »
  • A UNESCO site that is worth seeking out. Off the beaten track, so not a lot of tourists yet. It's just outside a cute, small town. Large complex in a lovely area. Plan to spend a couple hours. It's ve...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A very nice place to visit. Worth it!
  • 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.
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