You can go on an excursion or enjoy a concert and live for a few days at the functioning Lichtenthal Monastery. The Cistercian monastery was founded in the XIII century. Almost all the margraves of Baden, starting with the founder of the monastery, Irmengard, and her husband were buried there. The Margravine also wanted the monastery to serve an educational function. To this day, there is a school there.
All visitors of the Trinkhalle Pavilion in the Kurhaus know about Lichtenthal Monastery. One of the wall murals of the pavilion depicts the legend about how Virgin Mary saved the monastery from Swedes during the Thirty Years' War. During a tour at Lichtenthal Monastery you can see its little museum, the chapel with the margraves’ tombstones and a medieval princely church with works of religious art of different eras. Liqueur and pastries from the nuns, as well as jewelry are sold in the shop at the monastery. You can stay for a few days at the guesthouse decorated in the medieval style: helping the nuns in household is encouraged.