Maria Laach Abbey, Glees

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 during your Glees vacation using our convenient Glees trip planner .
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  • Boring and sad place with lots of tourists. Do here frankly nothing interesting points for shooting there. Parking 300 metres away for 2 euro per hour.
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  • Regularly this abdy visited because of its beauty, atmosphere and tranquility. Follow the monks in the monastery their daily routine with Vespers in the abdy. All in all, very worth it. In the adjacent forests with many hiking possibilities.
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  • A masterpiece of European Romanesque architecture, the monastery of Maria Laach Abbey Church rises near the Lake Laecher, which is created in the crater of the volcano. A Benedictine monastery was founded in 1093 by the childless porýnský Member Heinrich II. with his wife Adelheid, who lived at the castle on the other side of Lake Laach. The Church was consecrated in the year 1156 Archbishop of Trier, but construction continued up to the year 1250. In the 15th century. century. He became the Centre of humanistic education. In the years 1662-1668 was modified into the baroque interior of the Church. The monastery has a very eventful and rich history including the Napoleonic war. .... At the time, into private hands. The year 1883 was consecrated again. The Church is one of the most beautiful Romanesque buildings and nejdochovalejších of Germany. Minor adjustments have been returned in the renovation to its original state. You arrive on the spacious parking lot, where to park in the shade of the trees. Slowly you come through the monastery area, where you can meet gardening, hotel, would you like some coffee ... and then you go on a modified path, where the blue hydrangeas are hosted interesting sculptures and eventually open the door in front of you with a magnificent dominant of the monastery the Church of the Virgin Mary and St. Nicholas. Contemplating the beauty and you are entering into the atrium with a double series of arches. In the middle is the lion fountain, which was made up of the year 1928 of the fountains in the Alhambra. Capitals are richly decorated. We can see the various monsters, masks or also logging the sins of the devil, incoming, and we certainly have enough of them. Inside, don't miss the tomb of Henry II., who for years has kept its fresh colors lime wood. The Interior is decorated with various mosaics, paintings, frescos, sculptures on the pillars (of Burgundy Madonna from r. 1400), reliefs ... ... who will closely watch, appears on one of the pillars of the bird. While looking, be sure to pick up the head to the vitrážím and then go down to the crypt. Převelikou Bell made me happy with the gavel, where you can ring the Bell. Just gently, barely touch, and the sound carries through the whole area and rozezpívá it directly. When I'm at the bells, the bells of the Church has a 6 year 1891 and 6 others from the year 1991 by three different masters zvonařů and organ with 66 registers. Slowly return home full of the splendour and yet you don't want to entirely leave, explore horticulture and be sure to take something nice to the local flora. But I warn against krámkem, there you may not at any price, or is there you'll love as I do. They have different things from their products, books ... but also an awesome wooden painted sculptures of angels, a masterpiece. Oh yeah. If you want to enjoy the moment, head to the Lake, rent a boat and you can stroll around the Lake. The monastery belongs to the Benedictines, who is active in many fields. Operates a hotel and campground on the Lake, and boat rental service. It also has a publishing house and Bookstore, art sculpture, carpentry and blacksmith's workshop and odlévárnu bells. You can log into the learning. Mainly, however, is running on an organic farm and gardening. Products are sold in the monastery shop where you can buy, among other things, even monastic sects. It is a place that remains in my heart. ...
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  • Famous monastery Maria Laach, including shops with locally produced and organic goods and gardening nursery to buy plants.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful place!!!!! 😉
  • 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 :)
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