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Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you're in Garmisch, Ettal Abbey is a short ride away - you should definitely take a couple of hours to see this imposing monastery. And working! The Benedictine order is running the place with manufacturing of cheese, beer and have school facilities on board....More

Thank Vierdank
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on our whirlwind day of seeing the 2 Ludwig castles near Fussen, Oberammergau, Wies Church, and Linderhof. Next time, I would probably skip it as I liked the interior of Wies better, but it was definitely worth a quick look inside.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parking is below the Abby and park and pay. For me the Abby was definitely worth a visit but we only spent about an hour here after seeing Linderhof Palace that was close by.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the abbey during the height of tourist season after an exhausting trip to Neuschwanstein. Unlike Neuschwanstein, we found the abbey to be quiet and relaxing with a wealth of history. Parking cost 2€ for 4 hours and entrance was free. We arrived at...More

Thank caleb192837
Reviewed 5 July 2018

This place is absolutely beautiful. Be sure to visit the inside of the cathedral. The artwork...the sculptures...Amazing!

Thank davidd98321
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting Linderhof Palace. It was a cold, rainy day so we didn’t stay long but it is defiantly worth stopping for if you are in the area.

Thank C23UDbrenda
Reviewed 1 July 2018

This abbey was small but there was no charge to enter. Inside was beautiful and the gounds and mountains outside were pretty

Thank Trippsdad1983
Reviewed 13 June 2018

The setting of the abbey and the basilica itself are definitely impressive. We were less enamored however, with what is very obviously a big money-making operation using tourists to generate income. They have their own hotel and restaurant. They brew their own beer and bottle...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a beautiful Abbey in the little town of Ettal. The doors always seem to be open in this place of peaceful contemplation and invite the visitor to enter and sit quietly and take in the beauty of the surroundings. This was our third...More

Thank Sailorsgirl
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I was so impressed to found a basilica so beautiful in the middle of a small village like that . Inside is just amazing with is rococo style !!! And don’t forget to drink a beer and eat cheese made by the monks!

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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
We were there at off season also. I think that the brewery is mostly open in late Spring/Summer. There was no tour of the brewery when we were there. There is a small gift shop. You can walk into the church and see the... More
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Response from Christa Barbara A | Reviewed this property |
Of course as there arevactually those kind of information guides running over headset and they also offer guided tours by a guide in different languages you better go over the tourist office Best Christa Barbara