The Maulbronn Monastery Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the best-preserved Cistercian monastery complex in Europe and can date its history back to 1147. The monastery’s architecture is a combination of Romanesque and Gothic styles and boasts beautiful gardens. The Cistercians have traditionally worked the land and used their knowledge to expand their influence past the monastery walls. As far back as the Middle Ages they were well known for their gardening and landscaping. This year, the monastery celebrates its heritages with unique and quirky tours. 

One such tour, “Through the Garden with the Herb Witch,” is an exciting experience as the “witch” teaches her visitors ancient garden tricks and tips and teaches the historical importance of the garden for survival.

Maulbronn Monastery

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