Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Monastery Maulbronn
Actually, the history of the Cistercian Abbey Maulbronn begins early 12th century near Mühlacker. The knight Walther von Lomersheim wanted here found a new convent, but then had to arrange it, because the original location turned out to be unfavorable. As a new location until then still completely undeveloped site was chosen in the Salzach Valley. Site selection and establishment of the monastery there is a legend that the monks who then already belonged to the convent, losschickten a mule. stood as the mule to a source to clear his thirst, the monks saw it as a sign that they should settle their new monastery here. At this legend today the donkey well and the mule in the coat of arms of the town remember Maulbronn.
As early as the mid-12th century, the Romanesque basilica was consecrated by Maulbronn, which is the center of the monastery. By the end of the monastic period mid-16th century, the monastery was repeatedly rebuilt and supplemented, are so to find there today next to the Romanesque basilica of all phases of the Gothic.
To the principles of the Cistercian order it belonged, deposited to live from the outside world. Therefore, craft enterprises and agriculture were connected to the monastery, so that residents of the Convention were able to support themselves.
Early 16th century, the monastery was due to political unrest in the Duchy of Württemberg. The then Duke Ulrich of Württemberg chose the new Protestant faith. So the monastery was secularized. Herzog, Christoph von Württemberg then founded a school should be trained in the future pastor of the Evangelical Church in Maulbronn. This school was 1,806 Evangelical Seminary and is still located in the building of the monastery. Among the pupils included some later celebrities, such as the astronomer Johannes Kepler and the poet Friedrich Hölderlin, Justinus Kerner and Hermann Hesse. In 1993, the monastery Maulbronn was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and especially the marked by the Cistercian cultural landscape was decisive.
Length: 35 cm
Width: 26 cm
Height: 15 cm
Scale: 1: 300