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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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Medieval abbey that is World UNESCO Heritage site still in operation.

Medieval abbey that is World UNESCO Heritage site still in operation.

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A wonderful trip back in time

We visited on a somewhat damp Saturday morning in January which turned out to be a fine time to do this. For a time we seemed to be the only people walking around and it gave us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a somewhat damp Saturday morning in January which turned out to be a fine time to do this. For a time we seemed to be the only people walking around and it gave us a chance to examine the architecture and feel the "weight of centuries" undisturbed. The whole site is quite impressive, from the centerpiece fountain,... More 

Thank Buckaroo-8th
Karlsruhe, Germany
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting place to spend a day. Old abbey with historical movie sceneries and lovely area around. Dont miss locally brewed beer and world famous Maultaschen in the local restaurant or Biergarten in summer.

Thank Roman S
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We went early in the morning on a late September day during weekdays. There weren't too many tourists which is very nice. It was actually a medieval village in itself, with other old houses all kept intact. The well-preserved monastery was very quiet and had a lot to see. After walking through the inside, we were told to join the... More 

Thank TLTing
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265 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Beautiful monastery that was built in the 12th century. The church is very basic at first look, but after you see the choir , the pulpit and the altar you understand the extensive work that was doe by the different craftsmen While walking in the kloster you can experience the light and shade reflected from the ornated windowes and the... More 

Thank Amnon F
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106 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

A visit to the monastery is a great way to spend an afternoon. There is lots to see, both inside the building and outside of it. We visited at the weekend when we had the added bonus of a farmers market/craft fair. The monastery has a variety of architectural styles, including a fabulous fountain. Visitor facilities in the surrounding area... More 

Thank Sue_Morrison
Richmond, Virginia
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850 reviews
367 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 732 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Maulbronn has a rather interesting history including frequent conflicts and some extensive damage. It contains a village within a village and the religious areas. Perhaps its most emblematic piece is the famous fountain (Brunnen), which is actually one of the newest features in the entire site. You should read up on the historic significance of the site as the written... More 

1 Thank DonPaulo
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank PakLePak
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124 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
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 

Thank justculturaltourism
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341 reviews
152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
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 

Thank familleLenique
Greenville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

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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