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Maria Laach Abbey, Glees

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 70+ 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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  • Picturesquely situated monastery church unfortunately only parts of the Church are freely accessible. The Church however is worth to visit. Also a walk/tour around the Lake (approx. 8 km) has failed to convince, because this path to offer little varied perspectives. An alternate path around Maria Laach may be appropriate.
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  • Who is in close to or past travels, shouldn't this time journey not to be missed. Maria Laach is visited every year again by us and every year we are out and away.
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  • Absolutely worth seeing and culturally the monastery Maria Laach is a must. Located directly on the Laacher see, it offers pure recreation and history.
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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 :)
  • The complex is beautiful. The area is excellent for walking. In the immediate vicinity is the Laacher see. When you bank with and look closely, you can see how tiny bubbles rise. Mind you that the Vulkan Eifel is still quite active notice.
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  • You must have seen beautiful monastery! Also the Laacher Lake at one point offers a rare spectacle of nature: volcanic activity in the form of rising bubbles on the waterfront of Lake.
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  • Beautiful Monastery complex, ideal for a day trip with the Laacher see.
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