Perfect early Gothic design
The Paradies is among the most beautiful of Early Gothic designs and one of the most significant architectural records in Maulbronn. Since the master builder's name is unknown, he was given the name “Paradise Master”. Circa 1220, his studio created the spacious entrance hall with its cross-ribbed vaults. The compact pilasters from the Romantic Age already appear in an individual arrangement, influenced by the Early Gothic style of northern France. Remnants of color dating back to circa 1430 have also been preserved.