Maulbronn daughter monastery
Schöntal was created as a daughter monastery to the Maulbronn Cistercian monastery. Free nobleman Wolfram von Bebenburg originally founded the monastery in the mid 12th century in Neusaß south of Schöntal. Soon thereafter, the monastery was moved to nearby Schöntal and re-founded there. The land was provided by the Lords of Berlichingen, for which they were granted burial rights in the cloister. The monastery combines the old and new abbeys as well as the monastery garden, which was partially reconstructed.