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Benediktinerabtei Ettal

Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8822 740
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The Abbey has a magnificent inside. The wealth of the church is visible inside. It is worth... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2018
Perth, Australia
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Back to the 1330’s!

Nice Monastery (Benediktinerkloster) build by ‘Kaiser Ludwig dem Bayern’ on April 28, 1330. Great... read more

Reviewed December 3, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8822 740

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Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

The Abbey has a magnificent inside. The wealth of the church is visible inside. It is worth seeing. This is also listed as Ettal Abbey on trip advisor.

Thank Keathswa
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Nice Monastery (Benediktinerkloster) build by ‘Kaiser Ludwig dem Bayern’ on April 28, 1330. Great for a short visit to take some historical pictures. Location 10km from Garmisch-Partenkirchen and 5km South-East from Oberammergau. In summer you can walk the forrest trail from Oberammergau to Ettal. (Hiking...More

Thank OceanShark
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is a nice place to stop for a break, a picnic, a stroll through the admittedly limited grounds, a visit to the church (which is beautiful, you could spend hours deciphering the scenes from the Bible), or perusing the shops for monk-made goods. The...More

Thank hfulghum
Reviewed June 25, 2017

We stayed at a hotel across the street and a tour of the Abbey was included in our Globus Charming Europe tour. You could buy tickets for a tour. I know we got a private tour by a Benedictine Monk. The Abbey was old but...More

Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed June 3, 2017

This baroque style Benedictine monastery is fabulous, built in the Middle Ages as a refuge for monks who were persecuted as a safe space, it has been occupied by the same order ever since, they made brandy to subsidize, not bad either. Edifice and surroundings...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed May 18, 2017

A very large Benedictine church, Baroque in style with a stunning frescoed dome. For 2 Euros at the entrance to the church are brochures in various languages to help accent your experience during your visit. Allow time to walk around the property, visit the distillery,...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

Ettal abbey is majestically set along the road to Linderhof. It is oranately decorated inside. We were lucky to go when there was a snowfall in April. The bookshop next door sells the produce from the abbey made by the Benedictine monks themselves - wood...More

Thank cpr2exs
Reviewed October 15, 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
Reviewed October 12, 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
Reviewed September 22, 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...More

1  Thank Susan M
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