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Ettal Abbey

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Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8822 74
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We used the Laber cable car from the Oberammergau side and then took a 2 hour walk down the mountain to Ettal, taking in the occasional teasing glimpses on the way down. Standing eventually in the middle of the monastery slowly prepares you for the...More

Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful part of the world. We walked around the Basilica which has a wonderful painted domed ceiling. Definitely worth a coffee and cake in the cafe. Staff were pleasant.

Thank BillyCamper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The domed Abbey is beautiful inside and out. The architecture is incredible. The Abbey is also known for their beer, liquors and cheese. There is a restaurant a short walk from the Abbey.

Thank sanmudge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon the Abbey on my way out to see the Linderhof Palace. It will certainly capture your attention from the road! The cathedral is simply stunning and free to enter. The Abbey is also a brewery, winery and distillery. They make great beer...More

1  Thank Lynnette P
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Ettal Abbey is about 2 miles from Oberammergau and just up the road from Lindenhof. It's an imposing complex with vast side buildings containing a school and the Abbey living quarters and the domed abbey church around a central courtyard. The Abbey church itself is...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

It feel like a magical place and despite being the peak of tourist season we felt so serene thereZ the church is just amazing. We bought some of the beer and liqueur made by the monks

Thank peepukutti
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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 31 July 2018

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.

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 18 July 2018 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

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20 May 2018|
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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
Janelle G
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Response from Ashley N | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can
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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