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.
December 11, 2016
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
February 28, 2016
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.
January 31, 2020
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