Fifty years of construction
The forerunner of the present cloister was constructed under Abbot Friedrich at the end of the 13th century. Approximately 200 years later, Abbot Werner Glüttenbardt initiated new construction, but this was first completed by his successors, Bernhard Rockenbauch and Johann von Fridingen at the beginning of the 16th century. The cloister simultaneously served the Cistercians as a common room, colonnade, processional, and place for meditation. Each wing was assigned certain activities.