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20 Attractions to Explore Near Maulbronn Monastery

Maulbronn Monastery
Maulbronn MonasteryKlosterhof 5, 75433 Maulbronn, Germany

One of the best-preserved monastery complex in Europe, surrounded by turreted walls and a tower gate. The monastery's narthex, called "the Paradise", is the oldest example of Gothic architecture in Germany.

Nearby Attractions

Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM
Auto & Technik MUSEUM SINSHEIM27.15 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

The museum had more than 3,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 50,000 m2 (540,000 sq ft), indoors and outdoors. It is the largest private museum in Europe. With a Tupolev Tu-144 on display since 2001 and Air France donating one of its retiring Concorde aircraft (F-BVFB), it is the only place where both supersonic passenger aircraft are shown. Both are fully accessible by the public.

Karlsruhe Palace
Karlsruhe Palace29.77 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Built in 1715 by Margrave Charles III William of Baden-Durlach, after a dispute with the citizens of his previous capital, Durlach. The city of Karlsruhe was planned with the tower of the palace at the center and 32 streets radiating out from it like spokes on a wheel, or ribs on a folding fan, so that a nickname for Karlsruhe in German is the "fan city"

Zoological Gardens Karlsruhe
Zoological Gardens Karlsruhe29.84 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Opened in 1865, it is one of the oldest zoos in Germany, having about 4.400 animals and 250 species. In 13 November 2010, 26 animals were killed and several animals suffered severe burns due to a fire at the zoo.

Ludwigsburg Residential Palace
Ludwigsburg Residential Palace30.23 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

A 452-room palace complex of 18 buildings spread in 32 ha (79 acres). It is the largest palatial estate in Germany and is a combination of Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical, and Empire style architecture.

Porsche Museum
Porsche Museum31.03 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

With a display area covers 5600 square metres, it features over 80 exhibits, many rare cars and a variety of historical models.

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
ZKM | Center for Art and Media31.25 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Organizes special exhibitions and thematic events, conducts research and produces works on the effects of media, digitization, and globalization. The ZKM houses under one roof exhibition spaces, the research platform Hertz Lab, a library and a media library, thus combining research and production, exhibitions and events, archive and collection.

Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald(Treetop Walk Black Forest)
Baumwipfelpfad Schwarzwald(Treetop Walk Black Forest)34.43 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

With an overall length of 1,250 metres and a top height of 20 metres, the treetop walk meanders through the beech trees, firs and spruces of the mountain forest. There is a 40-metre-high, architecturally unique observation tower here that gives panoramic views of the forest.

Wilhelma
Wilhelma36.28 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Spread in an area of about 30 hectares (0.30 km2), it houses around 11,500 animals from around the world composed of roughly 1,200 species and roughly 6000 plants from all climates. Wilhelma receives gorilla juveniles rejected by their mother and reared by the zookeepers. At age 2-3, the gorillas are sent back to their original zoo(s).

Old Castle
Old Castle36.61 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

The castle, dating back to the 10th century was originally surrounded by water. It was the residence of the Counts and later some Dukes of Württemberg. King Charles I of Württemberg and his wife Olga are buried beneath the castle church.

New Palace Stuttgart
New Palace Stuttgart36.68 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

18th-century Baroque palace and is one of the last large city palaces built in Southern Germany. Public tours of the building are only permitted by special arrangement, as the building contains some government offices. The palace is located in Schlossplatz, the largest square in Stuttgart.

Fernsehturm Stuttgart
Fernsehturm Stuttgart38.82 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

A 216.61 m (710.7 ft) telecommunications tower. It is the first telecommunications tower in the world constructed from reinforced concrete, and it is the prototype for many such towers worldwide.

Mercedes-Benz Museum
Mercedes-Benz Museum38.87 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Covers the history of the Mercedes-Benz brand and the brands associated with it. The museum contains more than 160 vehicles, some dating back to the very earliest days of the motorcar engine.

Württemberg Mausoleum- Sepulchral Chapel on Württemberg hill

Built by King William I of Württemberg to house the remains his second wife, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia. The remains of William I, Catherine, and their daughter Maria Friederike Charlotte, are housed in the mausoleum.

Technic Museum Speyer
Technic Museum Speyer43.54 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

The Technik Museum Speyer is a technology museum in Speyer openend in 1991 as a sister museum of the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim. The museum has over 2,000 exhibits and an exhibition area of more than 150,000 m² , indoors and outdoors. It pulls more than half a million visitors per year.

Speyer Cathedral
Speyer Cathedral44.27 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

It is one of the most important Romanesque monuments from the time of the Holy Roman Empire. The cathedral was the burial place of the German emperors for almost 300 years.

Altstadt Heidelberg
Altstadt Heidelberg46.02 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Heidelberg city’s historic heart- with cobblestone streets, centuries-old buildings, and bustling market squares overlooked by the hilltop Heidelberg Castle and gardens.

Schwetzingen Castle
Schwetzingen Castle46.08 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Summer residence of the Electors Palatine Charles III Philip and Charles IV Theodore, most notable for its spacious and ornate gardens. The mosque in the gardens complex is the earliest mosque-style building in Germany, built in 1779–1791. It was built at a time when the “Turkish” style was fashionable in Germany, it was never intended for prayer but later served religious purposes at various times.

Heidelberg Castle
Heidelberg Castle46.09 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

The castle ruins are among the most important Renaissance structures north of the Alps. It is located 80 meters (260 ft) up the northern part of the Königstuhl hillside and thereby dominates the view of the Heidelberg oldtown.

Kurpfälzisches Museum
Kurpfälzisches Museum46.32 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

Museum of art and archaeology. The Archaeology collection of the museum includes a facsimile of the lower jaw of Homo heidelbergensis discovered in Mauer- a village located between Heidelberg and Sinsheim.

Old Bridge Heidelberg
Old Bridge Heidelberg46.57 KMs away from Maulbronn Monastery

It connects the Old City with the eastern part of the Neuenheim district of the city on the opposite bank. The current bridge, made of Neckar sandstone and the ninth built on the site, was constructed in 1788 by Elector Charles Theodore and is one of the best-known landmarks in Heidelberg.