Days filled with rules
From 1810 to 1975, Schöntal housed a Protestant theological seminary for young men from Württemberg. There, they were prepared for careers as a Protestant ministers or Württemberg officials. The arduous daily routines at the seminary demanded much of the young men. The day began and ended with devotions. Black bread soup was served for breakfast, milk soup on the weekends. This was followed by intense study and endless homework. Those who cut class were punished with extra chores.