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Maria Laach Abbey, Glees
(4.6/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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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  • Actually, we wanted to look at only the laacher see Lake and a little walk, then we looked at us but also the monastery church, gardening, and the forest cemetery. Very nice environment worth a day trip.
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  • On a beautiful summer day, we visited this great monastery. For €2 to park on a large car park at the Lake, there is no other parking facilities. Entrance to the system is free. You get a very good historical overview links equal indoors Info: there a 20 runs documentation about the monastery, there is a small monastery Museum and a room with temporary exhibitions. The Benedictine Abbey of 1093 donated by the Pfalzgraf Heinrich II of Laach. 1156 dedication to the Church. The 'paradise', the pillar Hall is created. The Abbey is one of the most important Romanesque monasteries of in Germany. In the Abbey combined elements of large salian Imperial cathedrals of Speyer, worms and Mainz. Reliefs in the chapter area of "paradise": 1 the devil, who noted the sins of occurring on a scroll, is one of the most striking phenomena. 2. the relief of the so-called "hair revival" is unclear. Gorgeous the tomb of its founder, a stone sarcophagus adorned with frescoes of Abbots and monks, with Walnut wood of carved gravestone and over shape of its founder in a ceremonial robe in original color version, the time of emergence of, about 1280. Today, about 50 monks in the Abbey of Laacher live according to the rule of Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 – 547 AD) The famous "ciborium", a high altar with a hexagonal canopy, a small building for themselves. A visit to the convent nursery is also recommended here beautiful Roses bloom. After the visit, you can great buy in the opposite organic farm and strengthen by means of small food-organic food (well attended) and rest on benches with tables. We can highly recommend the visit to the Abbey. Opening hours of the Abbey: daily 05:30 20:00
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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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