Kloster Maulbronn

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  • Alex

    In addition to the really highly recommended Christmas market, the monastery also hosts other markets, festivals and events throughout the year. So you always have a reason to stop by here: maulbronn.de/index.php?id=89

    Also the area around the monastery with vineyards, forest and small lakes would like to be explored. Great starting point or stopover on hikes.

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    • December 11, 2016

  • Heinz

    Maulbronn Monastery is considered the most completely preserved medieval monastery of the Cistercians north of the Alps. Maulbronn Monastery owes its status as a World Heritage Site to UNESCO.

    The Maulbronn Monastery is a former Cistercian abbey in the center of Maulbronn. Town and monastery are located on the southwestern edge of the Stromberg, which rises in the south of the Odenwald and north of the Black Forest Kraichgau. The next big city is the Baden-Württemberg Pforzheim. Maulbronn is considered the best preserved medieval monastery north of the Alps. All styles and stages of development from Romanesque to late Gothic are represented here.

    The complex, which is enclosed by a wall, today houses, among other things, several restaurants, the police, the town hall of Maulbronn and other administrative offices. In the monastery buildings is also a Protestant high school with boarding.

    The Maulbronn Monastery is UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1993.

    Sources: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Maulbronn & kloster-maulbronn.de/start

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    • February 28, 2016

  • Kauai

    On the first weekend of December there is always a Christmas market in the Klosterhof of Maulbronn with about 120 stalls.

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    • December 4, 2016

  • Matthias Brandt

    The Maulbronn Monastery is worth a visit in every season.

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    • December 5, 2017

  • Volker♒

    In the monastery yard are often interesting events

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    • September 17, 2017

  • The Walking Dad

    Since the monastery is very crowded, you should make the exploration either early or late in the evening. Then it is very pleasant.

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    • February 26, 2018

  • Timber

    Especially the Wandelhalle with the water house is worth the visit. Great facility

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    • June 3, 2019

  • Natascha

    It was built in 1138 by Abbot Dieter and 12 monks from the Cistercian monastery Neuburg in Alsace.

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    • August 17, 2019

  • Bubu7168

    The monastery has except the really great buildings, events, etc. also a wonderful Biergrten with delicious red sausages

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    • November 24, 2019

  • Pittsen

    The sculptures stand in charming contrast to the monastery complex.

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    • October 22, 2017

  • The Walking Dad

    Forcibly, you pass it because there is a large parking lot behind it. Art is like wine, it tastes good to one, not to another. Decides for yourself.

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    • February 26, 2018

  • Gassi-Touren

    A mule finds the place to found the monasteryA coat of arms at the source niche shows the founding legend,where it saysthat the monks were undecided where to build the monastery. So they loaded a mule with the monastery treasures and let it go. The mule stopped at what is now the fountain (= Bronn), threw off the monastery treasure and scraped its hoof. There a water fountain immediately shot up, which the monks seized in the well and later in the well house. This is how the monastery got its location and the name Maulbronn.

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    • January 31, 2020

  • JR on Tour

    Maulbronn Monastery is one of the most famous monasteries in the region. In summer there is always delicious ice cream in the monastery courtyard. It is not for nothing that the monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    • April 6, 2020

  • Bert

    The world cultural heritage is definitely worth seeing.

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    • June 7, 2020

  • G.Appel

    Very nice monastery, but it is best to go there during the week, as it is very overrun on the WE.

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    • 3 days ago

  • G.Appel

    Very nice monastery, but it is best to go there during the week, as it is very overrun on the WE.

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    • 3 days ago

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Location: Maulbronn, Enzkreis, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany


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