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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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Regarded as the best preserved Medieval monastry and abbey,Combination of Gothic, and other styles,it is a Cistercian Monastry,fortfied and separated from the town Maulbron Plan... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Regarded as the best preserved Medieval monastry and abbey,Combination of Gothic, and other styles,it is a Cistercian Monastry,fortfied and separated from the town Maulbron Plan 2-3 hours

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boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We arrived at Maulbronn Abbey at 4:15, knowing that it closed at 4:30. We bought our tickets and asked the ticketseller if things were in English. She handed us a "map" which was in English, and we went inside the monastery. When we get in there, everything was in German, and the map she gave us just outlined the various... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This is an amazing place to visit, especially from England where all our Cistercian monasteries lie in ruins. Although there is almost full access for disabled visitors, signage to the disabled entrance is non-existent. Once you find the door, you buzz through to the ticket desk and they should be able to open the door remotely. However this remote lock... More 

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Liberty, WV
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I love monastic ruins and to find such rich heritage fully intact is a real treat. Up until I visited Maulbronn this past week, Kloster Eberbach was at the top of my list of favorites and I returned to it time and again. Now I can add lovely Maulbronn to my perennial haunts. It's cloister walk is light and airy--simply... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We detoured to visit the Kloster on our travel to Heidelberg. It is worth the detour if you have any interest in history of such locations. The fee for visiting the ancient church is nominal and worth it...get the audio guide too. No fee toilets and a mobile market place also were available in the Kloster area. We enjoyed some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

I visited Maulbronn Abbey during the off-season (a Tuesday in late March) so was lucky to have the place mostly to myself. While there are tours twice a day, English speakers may prefer to pay 2 Euro for the audio guide. The abbey is well worth 7 Euros and two hours. The part of the town that is enclosed by... More 

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

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 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

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.

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Taipei
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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 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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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 

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