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The Black Forest Sights

Kloster Maulbronn (Maulbronn Monastery)

  • Klosterhof 31 Map It
  • Maulbron
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/13/2013

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Kloster Maulbronn, in the little town of Maulbronn, 18 km (11 mi) northeast of Pforzheim, is the best-preserved medieval monastery north of the Alps, with an entire complex of 30 buildings on UNESCO's World Heritage list. The name Maulbronn (Mule Fountain) derives from a legend. Monks seeking a suitably watered site for their monastery considered it a sign from God when one of their mules discovered and drank at a spring. The Kloster is also known for inventing the Maultasche,

a kind of large ravioli. The monks thought that by coloring the meat filling green by adding parsley and wrapping it inside a pasta pocket, they could hide it from God on fasting days. Today the Maultasche is the cornerstone of Swabian cuisine. An audio guide in English is available.

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Sight Information

Address:

Off B–35, Klosterhof 31, Maulbron, D–75433, Germany

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Phone:

07043-926–610

Sight Details:

  • €6
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 9–5:30; Nov.–Feb., Tues.–Sun. 9:30–5; guided tour daily at 11:15 and 3

Updated 11/13/2013

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