Rates starting at 1.250,00 Euro, private basic day tour.
Maulbronn Monastery (Kloster Maulbronn) is the best preserved medieval Cistercian monastery complex in Europe. It is situated on the outskirts of Maulbronn (Baden-Württemberg, Germany; about 1 hour north of Stuttgart) and is separated from the town by fortifications. Since 1993 the monastery is part of the Unesco World Heritage.
Construction of the former Cistercian abbey, cradled in the rolling hills of the Stromberg region, commenced in 1147. It was here that Gothic design was first implemented in the German-speaking world.
A number of other buildings - infirmary, refectory, cellar, auditorium, porch, south cloister, hall, another refectory, forge, inn, cooperage, mill, and chapel - followed in the course of the 13th century. The west, east and north cloisters date back to the 14th century, as do most fortifications and the fountain house or lavatorium.
Our recommended itinerary (extended tour):
09:00am: The tour guide and chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel. You will drive along the scenic Enz valley to Maulbronn.
10:00am: You arrive at Maulbronn. You will visit the Maulbronn Monastery on a guided tour (private, specialized guide). You will visit the whole monastery complex including the sacred and public places and gardens. You will have some time to discover the Maulbronn Monastery complex yourself.
01:00pm: Time for lunch. You will have lunch at a upper class restaurant next to the monastery. You can enjoy the local food. The Maulbronn area is well known for its superb wines (Stromberg wines).
02:30pm: In the afternoon you will visit the famous Stromberg - Heuchelberg wine plantations. You will walk along the wine plantations together with a local wine-grower and learn about the typical wines of Southwest Germany. Later you will have the chance to taste the wines in a local wine estate.
04:30pm: You will drive back to Stuttgart taking the panoramic road along the Neckar valley.
06:00pm: You will arrive in Stuttgart. Your guide and chauffeur will drop you off at your hotel.