Eberbach Abbey, Eltville am Rhein

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#2 of 74 in Wineries in Germany
Eberbach Abbey , founded in 1136, soon became one of the largest and most active monasteries of Germany--due in a large part to the economic success of its vineyards and wine production. Tour the wine cellars, and taste the locally produced wine, or go for a stroll in the picturesque, walled vineyards. Enjoy a meal in the cozy restaurant, and explore the many buildings that make up the monastery. Check ahead online for the different tour options, or buy an audio guide there to learn about the history of this impressive place. Use our Eltville am Rhein day trip tool to arrange your visit to Eberbach Abbey and other attractions in Eltville am Rhein.
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  • We were for an evening candle guide in the monastery. Parking fees are high although adventurous, but they come at least to good the Monastery Foundation. The tour guide through several convent rooms led us to a division into groups of about 20 people. A great ambience has been created by the sparse illumination with candle light and the vivid designs of the tour guide. The tour guide was very motivated and optimally projected their own enthusiasm to their group. A must not only for leisure, but also for Rheingau like me. We will come back soon to the strolling wine tasting and in the autumn to the film show.
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  • The former Cistercian Monastery Eberbach is situated in the vineyards to Eltville and "The name of the rose" may be familiar from the Hollywood strip each. Today, the monastery is an event and exhibition area for a variety of cultural events. From wine tastings to films everything is offered here. Personally it is enough us to make a guided tour of the Basilica, the hospital and of course the world-famous monk dormitory (Scriptorium in the name of the rose) and devoutly to think hard, winding life of the people of this time. After a tour as you feel better, as well, and carefree because it recognized we all live?
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  • Good restaurant, perfect for a nice dinner after a visit to the monastery. Good wine list and good service. recommend the boned duck.
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  • Seems more interested in events than visitors. An amazing property with a rich history, but unless you get a guide you'll feel let down. There is so much to this place, but I feel most of their revenue comes from events, which leaves ticket-purchasing visitors adrift. Still, if you can get a guide, it completely changes the experience. Incredible property, but I expected more for my money.
  • Outstanding tour. Really need a guide to get the full show. Dinner was fabulous. Wish the wine shop had been open but our tour was late in the day.
  • Absolutely fascinating place. Be prepared to spend some time, there is a lot to see.
  • A very beautiful old abbey. Almost all the presentation texts displayed on the history of the abbey are though in German.
  • There is a sense of going back in history as we strolled through the timeless Roman arches of the monastery. The Cistercians had a very simple lifestyle and it is evident from the strong wooden arches with bare furnishings. The church is central to the workings of a monastery and the Roman architecture will make you fall in love with its simplicity. The dining hall of the lay brothers is where all the action used to take place. The wooden wine presses of the 17-19th century are still visible. Although the monks were known for their austerity, but the Baroque period saw the monks showcasing their worldly wealth. The Baroque residence was one of the most elegantly decorated rooms in all of medieval Europe. The richly decorated ceiling takes your breath away.

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