Ettal Abbey

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Ettal Abbey
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
08:00 - 20:00
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
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Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria Germany
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urbanguy
Richmond, VA3,913 contributions
A Classic, Very Old, European Church
Sep 2021
We strolled the grounds and went into, and looked around, the Church. The grounds are very nice and well maintained.

The Church is beautiful from the outside. The interior is, well, ornate in the style of the 1700s. A little too gaudy for me, but the result is the product of hundreds of artisans and painters. In that sense, it was a job well done.
Written 10 October 2021
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Chris
4 contributions
It was a pleasant place to visit
Sep 2021
It was a pleasant place to visit. But no food available (our tour was from 10am to 2pm. he gift shop sold cheese but would not sell us bread unless we ordered the cheese sampler plate.
Written 3 October 2021
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lambo320
Evansville, IN199 contributions
very historic
Sep 2020
while visiting our daughter who worked in Garmish we made a side trip to the Ettal abbey near our motel
Written 31 August 2021
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Justin O
Germany97 contributions
Beautiful Abbey nestled in the mountains.
Aug 2021
Ettal Abbey is surrounded by beautiful mountains and waterfalls! We enjoyed walking around the compound and just enjoying the fresh air. There is a shop within the compound that has beer that is brewed there and outside of the compound there is a cheese shop. We spent around an hour there and the stop was well worth it.
Written 13 August 2021
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Jane M
158 contributions
Not much to see
Jul 2020 • Family
Most of it is closed and you can only see inside the church area . It is beautiful but it took about 5 mins . It felt quite commercial as it concentrated on the shop . No signs in English either
Written 25 July 2020
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liambertie
Adelaide, Australia40 contributions
Pure beauty
Jul 2019
The exterior is beautiful, but the interior is next level spectacular. Although this main interior room is smaller than a lot of the cathedrals/churches I saw in Germany, it was the most impressive due to the attention to detail in the decorative elements such as the paintings, sculptures and other ornaments. Definitely worth the stop, even if its just a short visit.
Written 21 January 2020
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mamaluvs2travel
Richmond, VA249 contributions
Beautiful!
Dec 2019 • Family
Simply beautiful! The architecture was so amazing. Definitely recommend this for people with older kids who can appreciate the experience.
Written 19 December 2019
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Candace B
Bay City, TX85 contributions
SPECTACULAR SITE--MUST SEE
Oct 2019
Gorgeous Monastery -- an architectural wonder in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

If you are DRIVING from Castles in Fussen, it is on the way as you drive to LINDERHOF Palace.

Must take an HOUR or less to stop and explore. You will be glad you did.

Beautiful golden mouldings and handpainted murals in the ceiling and GOLDEN
ORGAN.
Written 3 November 2019
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Carol M
Zephyrhills58 contributions
Incredible
Oct 2019 • Couples
This still active monastery was an architectural wonder. I learned of it in the Germany travel book I purchased recently and am so glad we went for a visit. I wish they had recliners so I could lean back and look up for hours.
Written 5 October 2019
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Peter B
Valletta, Malta213 contributions
Worth seeing
Aug 2019
We were coming back to Garmisch by bus from Eibsee Lake, so we stopped to have a look. It was rather a tiring day walking at Eibsee Lake, but we thought might as well pay a little visit. The grounds where the Monastery is situated are an eyeful and look grand, the Monastery from inside does not look so large as seen from outside, but extremely beautiful and interesting
Written 3 October 2019
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  • Sat - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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