"Kloster Schöntal" was founded in the middle of the 12th Century by monks of the Cistercian abbey "Maulbronn". The convent wing dates from 1706 (monastery library). Another gem is the "New Abbey", a castle-like building that embodies the representational needs of the abbots. A permanent exhibition informs visitors about the history Schöntal monastery.
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The “Free State of Bavaria” is renowned for being culturally unique and for the emphasis which it places on preserving its heritage and traditions. It is also extraordinarily beautiful, boasting a plethora of castles, palaces, cathedrals, abbeys and monasteries not to mention spectacular scenery. Bavaria is more than Alps, men in “lederhosen” (leather pants), women in “dirndl” (traditional dresses) and frothy glasses of beer by the “maβ” (liter).