Maria Laach Abbey, Glees

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#33 of 187 in Historic Sites in Rhineland-Palatinate
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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  • August 13, 2017
    The wife and I drove to see this Abbey. Please note the main road to the Abbey is being worked on. So you will have to check your GPS to avoid the part of the road that is closed. There is a lot to do...  more »
  • June 12, 2017
    Beautiful Abbey Church, located in a setting which invites to meditation and prayer. Ample parking with a fast food nearby to park without difficulty and to eat. Starting point for markets on foot in the area.
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  • June 8, 2017
    Surrounded by forest and Lake is a gem from the Romanesque period. Art treasures and trivia are presented equally. "The cashier ringing in the temple." The paths that lead to the Abbey and presenting works of art made of bronze are beautiful.
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  • 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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