Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn), Maulbronn

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. Put Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn) at the forefront of your travel plans using our Maulbronn route builder site .
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  • Came here purely to see the Raiders want to experience, the result is a deeply worthwhile, said to be North of the Alps saves the most ancient monastery, entered the gates, was attracted by their profound sense of history, walking quietly in the Abbey, impressed by the virtuosity of craftsmen and artists of the 13th century.
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  • The ensemble of the monastery Maulbronn, incidentally, World Heritage since 1993, is fully preserved. Therefore, the complex offers a variety of impressions: the Abbey Church, buildings of different types, the headquarters monastery square as the Center. The monastery leaves an impression, because in addition to some shops (pharmacy, bookstore, restaurant) is a school on the site. I really liked the visit even during rainy weather.
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  • very nice set of buildings surrounding this beautiful Cistercian Abbey from the 12th century joined the world heritage of Unesco. Superb tour of the Abbey in her even, with parts private non-accessible, whether for its remarkable porch, its cloister, courtyard, fountain and its interior décor, this tour is exciting. Very good video guide.
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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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