World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 0.5 (228 votes)

Maulbronn Monastery Complex

Listed under Churches & Abbeys in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

Photo of Maulbronn Monastery Complex
Photo by flickr user jmerelo
Pin It

Founded in 1147, the Cistercian Maulbronn Monastery is considered the most complete and best-preserved medieval monastic complex north of the Alps. Surrounded by fortified walls, the main buildings were constructed between the 12th and 16th centuries. The monastery's church, mainly in Transitional Gothic style, had a major influence in the spread of Gothic architecture over much of northern and central Europe. The water-management system at Maulbronn, with its elaborate network of drains, irrigation canals and reservoirs, is of exceptional interest.

Copyright © UNESCO/World Heritage Centre. All rights reserved.

Read more about this place.

Written by  World Reviewer Staff.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
Question
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?
 

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Sistine Chapel

    This famously and meticulously decorated chapel is best known for its Michelangelos and for being the site of the Papal conclav…

  • St Peters Basilica

    The most famous church in the world, St Peters is one of four great papal basilicas in Rome, and the place of pilgrimage for al…

  • Chartres Cathedral

    Two pointed, pale grey Gothic towers pierce the air on either side of the magnificent rose window on the western side of Chartr…

Nearby Experiences

  • Pomeranzen Garden

    The Pomeranzen Garden in Leonberg has been established in 1609 by the Renaissance-builder Heinrich Schickhardt for the duchess …

  • Ludwigsburg Palace and Gardens

    In the 18th century the Palace of Versailles was the ideal to which every European ruler aspired. But very few were able to rea…

  • House at Weissenhof

    "This was one of the most difficult postwar problems which Le Corbusier had to solve. The rules concerning the ground were cont…

Related links

Contribute to this page