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Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn)

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Address: , Maulbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
Phone Number: 0 70 43 92 66 10
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Description: Medieval abbey that is World UNESCO Heritage site still in operation.
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Inspiring tranquility

The oldest Cistercian monastery north of the Alps is definitely worth a visit. Lots of beautiful old stone, probably best enjoyed with a guided tour or at least an audioguide.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The oldest Cistercian monastery north of the Alps is definitely worth a visit. Lots of beautiful old stone, probably best enjoyed with a guided tour or at least an audioguide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place had been long in my bucket list and I used to think that it was hard to get there without a car. However, due to the cultural train (Kulturbah) installed between Muehlecke and Moulbronn Stadt, it was an easy, one day trip from Stuttgart. The monastery and its surrounding area is really worth a visit. You could wander... More 

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Neuilly s/Seine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Only a pity that parts of this highly interesting complex are not open to visit due to their use as a seminary. However much to see: the sober beautiful church, the austere cloister, the many eating, working and conventing rooms. It really gives you a fair view of how life could be in the medieval times in such a place,... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This was the best of all worlds in tourist stops, in my history oriented mind. We went on a Tuesday mid day and it was not too crowded. Many spots we were basically by ourselves. It was very easy to get the pictures you wanted and enjoy the peace and history of the place. We paid the extra (I believe... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We were really charmed by this well preserved monastery. It was definitely worth a visit! You can take a guided tour or just use an audio guide, which is available in several languages.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Maulbronn Monastery is one of the most amazing sights I have visited in Germany and to do it justice I will quote from the brochure which so accurately describes the monastery. 'The former Cistercian Monastery, which is over 850 years old is acknowledged as the best preserved and thus most impressive extend medieval monastic complex North of the Alps.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have been to Maulbronn many times, and am blown away each time by how beautiful it is! There is a small entrance fee I believe, and there are audio guides for a small fee, which I definitely recommend if you are interested in knowing more about the history of the place, which indeed is quite fascinating! This is a... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

On a genealogical quest in the region of Leinzingen and Maulbronn, I went to what I thought was a simple cemetery, and I ironically waked into the courtyard of an ancient walled monastery near Stuttgart. I was amazed at not just the monastery, but the half-timbered buildings and local beer. If you're in Stuttgart or elsewhere in southwestern Germany, this... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The monastery is exceptionally well preserved and deserves it's place as UNESCO world heritage site. it was a cold day when we were there and we defiantly needed our jackets, gloves and hats. If you are traveling in winter make sure to bring as it is not heated. We took an audio tour in English which was great. It was... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place to walk around - probably the best preserved medieval monastery in Germany, including inside courtyard and the old village. The only downside is there isn't anything to do aside from walk around and read a few brief informational panels, which are only in German.

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