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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
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Medieval abbey that is World UNESCO Heritage site still in operation.

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Grant T
Melbourne, Australia
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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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Gering, Nebraska
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Stuttgart, Germany
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have been to a lot of Christmas Market here in Germany (Stuttgart, Durlach, Kaiserslautern, Esslingen and more) but this is my favorite of them all. It is small enough that you get to see everything and enjoy the food as well. (I had the fresh smoked salmon - they were smoking the salmon there!) The market opens at 11... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A spectacular place to visit. It's a UNESCO world heritage listed site. Tours available in different languages. It was a hot day but nice a cool inside the buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

A beautiful scenic road leads you from Karlsruhe to Maulbronn. It takes time but the highway is crowded anyway. This place is an Unesco world heritage. A ticket to enter the monastry is 7Euros but the old village surrounding it is free. Although it is worth tonstay longer, visit may be completed in 30 minutes. Overwhelming.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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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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