WHAT WERE HESSE'S MEMORIES OF MAULBRONN?
Hermann Hesse, who came from a Christian missionary family, first arrived at Maulbronn in September 1891. Countless letters from Hesse's school years convey a vivid pictures of the daily routines within the seminary. In the beginning, Hesse found the monastery "great", but did not enjoy gym class. "I would rather study Cicero for two or three hours than endure one hour of gym." He also described events that stood out, such as the spectacular burning of the presbytery.