Salem Monastery and Palace, Monument BW App

Free “Monument BW” appThe adventure tour

Now you can discover the treasures of Salem Monastery and Palace on site with “Monument BW”, the app for your smartphone or tablet. Fascinating images, videos, and audio bring the old Cistercian monastery to life and offer a look behind the scenes. But the app has even more to offer than this: you’ll find information on lots of other monuments in the region, too.

Salem Monastery and Palace, Monument BW App start page

All important information at a glance.

What does the app offer?

First, the app lists all the important information for your visit: hours, prices, directions, dining, and contacts. Furthermore, an adventure tour is available for download, ready to be used offline and on site. You can listen using headphones or by holding your smartphone to your ear, the way you would for a phone call. It's best to download the app while you're still at home and to take a peek at the monument. That way, you can start your visit as soon as you arrive on site.

Adventure tour for adults

This multimedia adventure tour through Salem Monastery and Palace contains 22 audio and visual stations. Visitors will discover details of the monastery’s history and the lives of the Cistercian monks, listen to conversations between historical figures, and gain fascinating insights into details such as the magnificent interior of the abbey church, or the extensive courtyard garden.

Salem Monastery and Palace, Adventure Tour Start
Salem Monastery and Palace, Adventure Tour Highlights

Multimedia adventure tour of Salem Monastery and Palace.

Children’s tour (German only)

Younger visitors can take their own tour around 27 fascinating stations exploring the monastery and palace. Together with the monastery’s former finance clerk, Philipp Theodor Popele, children will embark on a journey through the orangery and courtyard garden. They will experience the excitement of history brought to life as they explore the hidden treasures of the monastery and fire brigade museum, and learn surprising details about the abbey church and the life of the Cistercians.

Salem Monastery and Palace, Adventure Tour Sub-station
Salem Monastery and Palace, Adventure Tour Sub-station

Discover the App.

Want more?

If you want to learn more specifics, you are invited to do so in deep dives on the topics “Everyday Life,” “With All Senses,” “Through Time and Space,” “A Closer Look,” and “Behind the Scenes.” If you are short on time, enter the word “highlight.” This will display the stations of the adventure tour considered to be outstanding highlights.


Download the app and the adventure tour to your smartphone before your next visit and discover Maulbronn Monastary in an entirely personal way. After your visit, you can discover more of the region's monuments in the app and plan your next trip.

Other monuments in the app:

Heidelberg CastleBruchsal PalaceMannheim Baroque PalaceMergentheim Residential PalaceMaulbronn MonasterySepulchral Chapel on Württemberg Hill



You can download the app for free in app stores under the keyword “Monument BW”.

For Android

For Apple


Requires iOS 15.0 or later.

iPod touch
Requires iOS 15.0 or later.

Requires macOS 12.0 (or later) and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.

7.0 or higher.