World Heritage in Baden-Wuerttemberg

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Maulbronn Monastery

Choir stalls: Virgin with Unicorn The choir stalls dating from around 1450 are richly decorated. The carvings point to the circle of the Ulm sculptor Hans Mulscher. The monks had 92 single stalls at their disposal, with separating walls between them.

A representation of the unicorn in the virgin's lap on the outside of the choir stalls. The fabulous creature was considered a symbol of chastity in the Middle Ages, and was therefore a reference to the Immaculate Conception

31 May 1996