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Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn)

Maulbronn, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Maulbronn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Description: Medieval abbey that is World UNESCO Heritage site still in operation.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The spectacular monastery complex, a variety of buildings well preserved intact almost thousand years, is included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO as the oldest and preserved medieval monastery in Europe. During visiting hours there are conducted guided tours in different languages, but a map and a booklet (to buy in information booth at the entrance) are... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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27 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Especially if you are a history buff you will enjoy this ancient location. Being an abbey it is peaceful and spiritual. The architecture is amazing. Do get an audio tour so you can appreciate what you are seeing, this is very well done. Plenty of room for kids to be kids.

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West Sussex
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14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Maulbronn is small but worth a visit. The square is beautiful and takes you back to a different era. The abbey itself is simple but very pretty and well preserved.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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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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28 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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