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What a church! Findet Barock and large, big, Great, and such a cathedral in such a ‚village‘ is... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Ueli R
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Winterthur, Switzerland
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Lovely inside and out.

The exterior and interior are wonderful examples of trompe l’eoile. If you go into the monetary... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
roadrun50
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Rochester, New York
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Sebastian-Kneipp-Str. 1, 87724 Ottobeuren, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

What a found! This abbey is absolutely gorgeous and is well worth a visit! A great off then beaten path gem, not crowded at all. Try to arrive for the sunset (in autumn) as the light is fabulous.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

What a church! Findet Barock and large, big, Great, and such a cathedral in such a ‚village‘ is just enormous.

Thank Ueli R
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The exterior and interior are wonderful examples of trompe l’eoile. If you go into the monetary itself, doors and marble balustrades are all faux. There is at the end of one hell s room that was used s a theatre for the presentation by students...More

Thank roadrun50
Reviewed 30 June 2018

The Basilica in Ottobeuren dominates the whole center and is definitely worth a visit. One cannot cease to be impressed by the huge churches, cathedrals and basilicas German has on offer. However, as the basilica is part of the abbey, there is a very good...More

Thank Charlotteofvarlet
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

just go and see this abbey . The paintings are very detailed and colorful , it is a must see when you are in this area.

Thank patjatje
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We stopped here on our way to another city and this little town is so cute. The church is truly an amazing work of art. The inside and outside are so beautiful and definitely worth seeing. If you have a chance to stop here you...More

Thank Richjendiaz
Reviewed 10 March 2018

I haven't ever seen a Basilika this beautiful and majestic. Its over a thousand years old and is a pure pleasure visiting this place. The beautiful arches, the building itself, the decorations and statues, everything is amazing about this place. I came deeply impressed with...More

Thank Nauman2014
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

One of the most amazing sights to be found in a wayside village, ever! A truly splendid rococo Abbey Church complete with saintly remains. It’s a destination on its own, but certainly worth a detour off the autobahn.

Thank Troy B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

just recently restored on the outside its one of the most beautiful Basilicas in the world!! The paintings on the ceilings are outstanding.

Thank ulrichn640
Reviewed 1 November 2017

If you are within a half-hour of the Abbey Basilica, I recommend a detour to see it. I think you will not find a better example of Rococo-Baroque decoration in a church anywhere. This very large basilica is covered everywhere inside with statues and paintings....More

Thank RyanLChicago
Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of my '1,001 buildings you must see before you die', I hired a car in Munich to make the trip specially. I wasn't disappointed. Ottobeuren is a small town and the abbey seems improbably large in scale. Rococo isn't to everyone's taste but Ottobeuren...More

Thank Adam S
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