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Benediktinerabtei Ettal

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Special place with many tourist

This church is pretty amazing. The current exhibition on Mythos Bavaria makes it an extra reason to... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
gerson v
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Excellent tour and taste of local culture

We visited the church and the on ground cheese restaurant. The church is very beaut inside and out... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
BoonieStomper99
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

This church is pretty amazing. The current exhibition on Mythos Bavaria makes it an extra reason to visit. The place is very well decorated with an amazing roof painting. The candles burning in the side room gives a nice smell and there si also a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gerson v
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

We visited the church and the on ground cheese restaurant. The church is very beaut inside and out and only takes about 30 - 45 minutes to view all the church has to offer. It is very nice. Then you have to tour and taste...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 1, 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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank hfulghum
Reviewed June 24, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 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 929larrym
Reviewed May 17, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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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!

Date of experience: October 2016
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