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Maria Laach Abbey

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Address: 56653 Glees, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

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A favourite place

One of my favourite places. I've stayed in the guesthouse and I've hiked the area. Today I took my wife and her parents. Such a beautiful afternoon. Walked all over, went out on... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of my favourite places. I've stayed in the guesthouse and I've hiked the area. Today I took my wife and her parents. Such a beautiful afternoon. Walked all over, went out on the lake on a row boat, had a snack and visited the Abbey shop, gardens and iron sculptures. Love the architecture of the Abbey. So peaceful, even... More 

Thank YLBurgess
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161 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, part of our Rhein tour this stop is a must. Well, all is highly well prepared for your visit, is clearly one of the best prepared visits you can make on your way back or forward to Koblenz area. Prepared (paid) parking location, shops, hotels, areas to meditate, and an impressive abbey worth a visit. We choose late afternoon... More 

Thank JordiBo
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364 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I travelled not too far from where i was staying to visit this famous abbey. The location is very accessible since its just along the main road. Its German Romanesque features are a sight to behold. The abbey has an herbal garden nearby and is also very near a walking trail that leads you to the very serene lake. Its... More 

Thank nmc8693
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Unusual Monastry set in grounds with modern amenities of a gift shop, cafe and garden centre. Close to the beautiful lake.

Thank PhyllidaNorwich
Seoul, South Korea
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56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

The impressive benedictine Maria Laach Abbey is set the nice surroundings of the lacher lake. It can represent either an half a day tourist trip while around Koblenz, or just a stop while cruising on the A61 Motorway between Bonn and Koblenz. The building is perfect example of the German Romanesque architecture style, both simple and impressive.

Thank Frank1207111
Millingen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands
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84 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

What a beautiful place - I went there on a class trip 11 years ago and I always wanted to come back! I did and it was a nice place. Really tidy, good prices and a nice flower store and book store. Also nice sculptures in the backyard. Just enjoy the abbey and if you can, go to on of... More 

Thank Karina K
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

We were headed from northern Germany to the Rhine and decided visiting the abbey would be a nice break. We did had some difficulty as the exit to the abbey from the highway was closed due to construction and, for anyone who has not driven through Germany, they do not post detour signs. There were closed roads everywhere...but once we... More 

Thank slstretch
Rapid City, South Dakota
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350 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building in a serene setting - was lucky enough to catch the 1145am service so a little chanting as well. There is a table in the back of the church with self guided tour cards in many languages. Well worth a couple of hours or a whole day. Bring your camera.

2 Thank msgtp
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

This is a lovely part of the region, the Abbey is a fantastic building. There is also a large lake just a short walk away with boats, which can be hired, these were not expensive, 6 euro's for half an hour, well worth a visit.

1 Thank nettybetty04
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2015

The church can be visited by persons in wheelchairs. From the parking the roads are accessible for wheelchairs. Also the Klostergaststätte is accessible for wheelchairs.

2 Thank ME279

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