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Maulbronn Monastery Complex, Germany
Maulbronn Monastery Complex, Germany
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authorshipElke Wetzig
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Maulbronn Monastery Complex is the best-preserved Cistercian monastery complex in Europe, and the most complete medieval monastic complex north of the Alps. It is located just outside the town of Maulbronn in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, separated from the town by fortifications.

The Maulbronn Monastery Complex was founded by Eugenius III, the first Cistercian pope, in AD 1147. The monastery's church, which was built in a transitional style from Romanesque to Gothic, played a major role in the spread of Gothic architecture in northern and central Europe.

During the Reformation in 1504, the Maulbronn Monastery was seized by the Duke of Württemberg and used as his hunting lodge. Later on, the abbey was turned into a Protestant seminary, the Evangelical Seminaries of Maulbronn and Blaubeuren, and it remains a seminary ever since.

Maulbronn Monastery Complex was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 17th session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Cartegena, Colombia on 6-11 December, 1993.

Photos of Maulbronn Monastery Complex

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Maulbronn Monastery
Maulbronn Monastery
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Inside the Maulbronn Abbey church
Inside the Maulbronn Abbey church
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Maulbronn Monastery in winter
Maulbronn Monastery in winter
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authorshipAdrian Michael
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 49 0 2.988 E 8 48 47.016
Inscription Year: 1993
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: II, IV

Location Map of Maulbronn Monastery Complex

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Visiting Maulbronn Monastery Complex

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