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Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn)

Maulbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Maulbronn
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: Medieval abbey that is World UNESCO Heritage site still in operation.
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Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Many buildings and structured are preserved, the main Abbey with magnificent inner spaces, the yard with walls, gates, former workshops, etc. There are several food and coffee options at place, plenty of parking. We combined the walk in the nearby forest with the Abbey visit.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

To appreciate this site to the full one needs a guide - either in human form or the available audio guide which is excellent. I aprticularly liked the way in which for many of the 'stops' one could get additional information by using additional key entries, thus enabling you to take the tour at a reasonable or slow pace, depending... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

It's nice place and building itself is beautiful. But some of buildings are being repaired. Furthermore there are only a few buses and there's no train on weekday. I recommend you use taxi. But most of drivers can only speak German.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Our German friends took us to Maulbronn Monastery since they'd been there before and thought highly of this UNESCO site. The monastery and the entire monastic complex from the Middle Ages is quite impressive. We were able to purchase an audio guide in English which was a good choice. The problem right now is that they are doing extensive renovations... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Best toured in and around another event there at the same time, like the Christmas or Easter Markets, and/or festival/crafts fairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful piece of history. Nice city with great reception. I recomend the month of june with the kloster fest, like a middle age fest in the abbey.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

You won't find this in the U.S. The Maulbronn Abbey in Maulbronn tells the story of energetic monks, eager for reform to the waning tenants of Benedictine spirituality develop their own offshoot and in so doing create a monument to medieval architecture and innovation. Wear warm clothes because the abbey's interior is quite cold and bring your camera to capture... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Best visited by car, the Maulbronn Abbey is the most complete medieval Cistercian Abbey north of the Alps. We visited late in the afternoon on a weekday in early May and had the place mostly to ourselves. The Abbey Church was undergoing renovations, but we were still able to see most of it. Wandering the empty halls, chapels, cloisters and... More

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Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Nice outing for a few hours. Beautiful monastery with easy parking. Cute little shops outside of it too.

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Wash, D.C.
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Well preserved monastery, located in the forest between Tubingen and Stuttgart. We came upon it by accident while driving, and it presents a striking view situated in an old town right off the road. They are doing some restoration work on the tower. Plenty of parking, easy to get around. Well preserved example of a monastery. Nice to see.

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