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Ettal Abbey, Ettal
(4.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Ettal Abbey on your holiday in Ettal, and find out what else Ettal has to offer, use our Ettal vacation builder.
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  • Were before Christmas-take a ticket by Bavaria on 3 days in Clip-Reisen Bureau, Hanover. Earlier in Bavaria were twice, but they either from the South or East sides of Federal land. Visit Benediktinerabtei Ettal filled part of the first day of sightseeing. Baroque style permeated the entire monastery: marble, wood carving, gilding, canvas paintings, etc. Separate plus point is the surrounding landscape-the air is saturated with the predgoriem Alps. Oh and where do the opinion of Bavarian beer-local Brewery produces several varieties: took the dark, light filtered and unfiltered in its original packaging.
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  • This was a total surprise just driving through town and stopped because we saw a massive dome. Unbelievable architecture. We actually watched a sermon and hymn singing. Worth a stop! 
  • A visit to this stunningly beautiful abbey in Ettal is well worth it. The baroque interior is amazing. At the time we visited, the monks were singing the evening Gregorian chants, which was wonderful ...  more »
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  • One of the must see places in Oberammergau-Garmisch area. In this monastery you can see "Ettal Madonna" a very old statuette of Virgin Mary. In this area you can find also a gymnasium, a cheese factory, a distillery and a brewery.
  • Very nice place to pray. The Rector lowered the miraculous image for our pilgrimage group to venerate it. Definitely would return here.
  • A beautiful stopover.
  • Very rich in history and off the beaten path
  • Small, stunning monastery.