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Ettal Abbey, Ettal

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Ettal Abbey has been in operation as a Benedictine monastery for centuries, following the strict monastic lifestyle while welcoming the public to its community. The basilica that acts as the monastery's main gathering place often hosts religious holiday celebrations that attract large crowds to its domed chapel. Tour the grounds and the majestic basilica, then head over to the Klostermarkt, where you can buy beer brewed by the monks. The proceeds go to support the upkeep of the monastery grounds and the charitable work. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ettal holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ettal Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The abbey was lovely to visit. The beer with the same name is also quite delicious. Worth a visit. The gift shop was really good here. 
    The abbey was lovely to visit. The beer with the same name is also quite delicious. Worth a visit. The gift shop was really good here.  more »
  • Stopped by while driving back to Munich for a visit as I had heard about the abbey through their beer. The church itself is pretty nice with a large dome. Inside is also beautiful as well. While... 
    Stopped by while driving back to Munich for a visit as I had heard about the abbey through their beer. The church itself is pretty nice with a large dome. Inside is also beautiful as well. While...  more »
  • The complex includes the 14th century Benedictine Monastery, richly decorated baroque church, vast courtyard, bookstore and gift store and distillery. The church should be visited by everybody... 
    The complex includes the 14th century Benedictine Monastery, richly decorated baroque church, vast courtyard, bookstore and gift store and distillery. The church should be visited by everybody...  more »
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  • The Benediktinerabtei Ettal was really a sight to behold, and very majestic. Dominating the sleepy little town of Ettal. Be sure to head into the Basilica and stay awhile!
  • 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.
  • Located very close to the Garmisch region of Bavaria this place is an Architectural masterpiece. It is said that the foundation originally consisted of a Benedictine double monastery – a community for men and another for women – and also a house of the Teutonic Knights. The original Gothic abbey church, built between 1330 and 1370, was a modest structure in comparison to the great churches of medieval Bavaria. The inside of this church is majestic in every way and has a beautiful acoustic sound effect. The monastery runs a brewery, a distillery, a bookstore, an art publishing house, a hotel, a cheese factory joint venture, and several smaller companies. The distillery produces Ettaler Kloster Liqueur. Please note ttr Café inside the Ettal is now closed till Easter. Huge parking area around and also places to eat.
  • A very peaceful and quiet place with breathtaking art.
  • Beautiful Abbey totally worth visiting!!!

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