AN ABBOT GOES ASTRAY
Faust tower in the southeast corner of the monastery is named after Doctor Faustus, the miracle healer and alchemist. He is said to have lived here in 1516 and, according to the legend, he created gold for Abbot Johann Entenfuß. Entenfuß, spiritual leader of the Maulbronn monks between 1512 and 1518, was a "collega" (associate) of Doctor Faustus, at least according to the abbot's account. Despite his gold-making business with the alchemist however, the wasteful abbot was unlucky and was finally dismissed for "poor management".