FROM ROMANESQUE TO EARLY GOTHIC
Little remains from the time of the monastery's founding in the mid-12th century. This makes early examples, such as the choir stalls in the church all the more precious. Their rounded arches are indicative of their Romanesque origin. The church doors and their iron mountings from around 1178 are an absolute rarity. The early Gothic style began just after 1200, around the time when the artist known as the "architect of Paradise" came to Maulbronn. The Romanesque monastery church had already been built.