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Maria Laach Abbey, Glees

#44 of 187 in Historic Sites in Rhineland-Palatinate
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • One of my favourite places. I've stayed in the guesthouse and I've hiked the area. Today I took my wife and her parents. Such a beautiful afternoon. Walked all over, went out on the lake on a row boat...  more »
  • Well, part of our Rhein tour this stop is a must. Well, all is highly well prepared for your visit, is clearly one of the best prepared visits you can make on your way back or forward to Koblenz area....  more »
  • I travelled not too far from where i was staying to visit this famous abbey. The location is very accessible since its just along the main road. Its German Romanesque features are a sight to behold. T...  more »
  • We went in hopes of visiting the library there; unfortunately, it's only accessible through guided tours and there were none when we were there in June. The building itself isn't quite as impressive as others I have visited, but still a cool stop.
  • 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 :)
  • The Abbey and the Lake are a must in the region. As expected full on weekends. Parking costs money everywhere. Better standing on the other side of the monastery on the free and shaded forest car park near the former Museum of natural history.
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  • Beautiful area to just walk. You can for $6, half an hour rent out pedal or visit the monastery. Many seating options on the way and all around.
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