THE LEGEND OF DOCTOR FAUST IN MAULBRONN MONASTERY
ABBOT JOHANNES ENTENFUß
The story of Dr. Faust goes that in 1516 Abbot Entenfuß invited the magicus, who was born in the nearby Knittlingen and had just finished his studies of the magia naturalis in the city of Krakow, to live at the monastery and pursue the high goal of transforming sandstone into gold.
Abbot Entenfuß started pricey projects on the territory of the Maulbronn Monastery, for example the construction of a beautiful Lavatorium. One can understand that he needed extraordinary financial support at that time...
THE FAUST TOWER
The South-East Tower in the Maulbronn Monastery was the place, where according to the legend the historical Dr. Faust resided and worked.
DEATH IN THE LAB
When Faust did not succeed at the impossible task to produce gold he sold his soul to the devil, who would eventually come and take him through a hole in the tower wall. Of Faust was nothing left but a bloodstain on the wall located above said hole, which is said to be visible until today, and Abbot Entenfuß was dismissed two years later.