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Benediktinerabtei Ettal

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Address: Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 8822 740
07:00 - 20:00
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This was a total surprise just driving through town and stopped because we saw a massive dome. Unbelievable architecture. We actually watched a sermon and hymn singing. Worth a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
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88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was a total surprise just driving through town and stopped because we saw a massive dome. Unbelievable architecture. We actually watched a sermon and hymn singing. Worth a stop!

Thank FredLRI
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

A visit to this stunningly beautiful abbey in Ettal is well worth it. The baroque interior is amazing. At the time we visited, the monks were singing the evening Gregorian chants, which was wonderful to hear and an added bonus.

2 Thank DiamondDiva771
Austin, Texas
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187 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

When I visited, only the basilica and gift shop were open. The Basilica was well worth a visit, but this stop was less than an hour. Easily accessible by bus from Garmisch, but I'm not sure it's worth the time unless you fit this in with Linderhof, which is spectacular and on the same bus route.

1 Thank Susan M
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

In the little town of Ettal is this gorgeous Benedictine Abbey. The interior is stunning - a must-see!!

Thank MariaVG
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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468 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Go inside the church. There are some of the most impressive paintings and decor I have ever seen. This is an amazing place. Have a seat and just look up. Take your time and enjoy all the detail. Think about the time and skill needed to create this place. Fantastic !

1 Thank Paul L
Stuttgart, Germany
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

I've seen some beautiful places in my lifetime, but NONE like this. Everything from the architecture, to the beautification of the land - superb. I would advise anyone who appreciates European history, art, and architecture to visit Benediktinerabtei Ettal

Thank Laquan G
Perth, Australia
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Impressive dome can be seen from afar, the inside of the church is typical baroque and the surrounding buildings, grounds lovely and well maintained. Although I visited on a Sunday it was peaceful and a good place to have a little time out ( or rest if like me you have just hiked down from the summit of Laber)

Thank Theresa B
Liverpool, Pennsylvania
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614 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

Stop and smell the alpine air as you visit this beautiful site. There is the abbey and the rest of the monastery. There are restaurants right outside. There was a wedding while we were there with ladies wearing their dirndls.

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Bali, Indonesia
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

I like this place. Calm and nice.. i went to this place last 17th September with friends. If you like a religious and historical place then you should visit this place.

Thank Jean J
Little Silver, New Jersey, USA
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105 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Beautiful interior, impressive buildings, nice stop along the way. So much detail in the church (including the plaster work, painting, and woodwork) it was a bit overwhelming. Take your time to take it in! Regal facade and cute town. There is free parking out front, and if that is full a paid lot right next door.

Thank GoingWherever

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