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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

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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To use audioguide, get there before 3:45

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank tjohnboston
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Tmea
Liberty, WV
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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 

Thank Merrilee M
Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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san francisco
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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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 

1 Thank TLTing
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 

Thank Amnon F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 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 

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