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Maria Laach Abbey, Glees

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Religious Site
The checkered past of Maria Laach Abbey--its connection to the Third Reich--is the big draw for visitors. But the abbey was founded millenniums before, in 1093. Since then, the structure has undergone multiple restorations and improvements, one of which gave it its double towers and distinctive chapel. Stop inside the cathedral to see the tomb of Henry of Laach and a collection of mosaics, some dating back to the church's early beginnings. Plan to visit Maria Laach Abbey and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Glees attractions using our Glees travel itinerary planner.
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Reviews
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  • The monastery is worth a visit any time of the year. In the preseason, you can enjoy the peace and quiet. My favorite place is the beautiful crypt under the Church, where inner contemplation can keep and draw strength.
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  • Maria laach for us always beautiful. Whether in summer Easter special peace and atmosphere in the winter. The Church radiates a calm. Whether library nursery care always nice to the every year time. We must remember also the Villa Reuther. A full especially you get insight on the day of the open cloister... And of course we must not forget the beautiful Lake. Since we live close we go very regularly. Also at the fair for which Maria laach is Yes.!
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  • It is amazing how well preserved/was restored the original appearance of the Romanesque Abbey. Here as if still 11-th century in the yard. The Abbey is the only Basilica North of the Alps, which preserved the so-called paradise-courtyard (Atrium) before entering.
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  • I'm generally not that interested in religious places, but this place definitely was worth visiting. A thousand year old monastery makes one think how something can survice that long.
  • It is a very nice and relaxing place, feel free to visit it :)
  • I personally think it's the most beautiful Monastery complex at all. The atmosphere locally is exactly my taste especially to the reform. The sound from the chant of the monks are wonderful.
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  • Very nice monastery. It's worth a visit. Nearby is a parking (other side of the street). Parking fee of € 2 is fully in order. Monastery is to reach in a few minutes (max. 5 min) from the parking lot.
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  • Nice clean site. There is much to discover. Of course, the highlight is the Abbey Church.
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