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Encyclopedia > Maulbronn Abbey

Maulbronn Abbey (Kloster Maulbronn) is a Protestant monastery in Maulbronn, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was formerly a Cistercian monastery and by reason of its exceptionally well-preserved architecture has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The Tikse monastery in Ladakh, India A monastery is the habitation of monks, derived from the Greek word for a hermits cell. ... Maulbronn is a city in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... Baden-Württemberg is a federal state in south-western Germany to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... The Order of Cistercians (OCist) (Latin Cistercenses), otherwise Gimey or White Monks (from the colour of the habit, over which is worn a black scapular or apron) are a Catholic order of monks. ... UNESCO logo UNESCO (the Kajal Sen/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Site #86: Memphis and its Necropolis, including the Pyramids of Giza (Egypt). ...


It features prominently in Hermann Hesse's novel, Beneath the Wheel. Hermann Hesse in 1927 Hermann Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. ... Beneath the Wheel (Unterm Rad) is a novel written by Hermann Hesse. ...


The monastery is home to a historic seminary, now part of the Evangelical Seminaries of Maulbronn and Blaubeuren. A seminary is a specialized university-like institution for the purpose of instructing students in religion, often in order to prepare them to become members of the clergy. ...


See also

  • The article de:Kloster Maulbronn (for pictures).


 
 

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