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Ettal Abbey

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Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
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All reviews gift shop beautiful basilica cheese factory worth a stop domed ceiling quick look mountains surrounding six pack bavarian alps brewery museum for sale quick visit baroque style benedictine order free entry great beer well worth the visit
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Wow. A beautifully painted and carved place. Worth your time and a great place to eat across the street.

1  Thank Rmangun
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on way back from Neuschwanstein and after the hustle of the castle this quiet little spot was exactly what we needed. The Abbey is free to visit and there are nearby parking lots for 4€. Don’t expect any English signage on the...More

2  Thank Historygal3
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a beautiful and peaceful site to see. The exterior and setting is amazing and the interior is stunning. They have a small restaurant with good food and they also serve the beer that is brewed at the abbey (which by the way is...More

1  Thank Seaside763428
Reviewed 29 September 2018

We took a quick visit of the abbey and purchased so beer. Beautiful church and grounds. After we left the area, we found out there was a cheese store, and wish we could have visited.

Thank kawp424
Reviewed 29 September 2018

A beautiful place to stop on the way. Also, they make their own schnapps in the abbey. There's a large variety of different tastes so make sure you try at least a few of them. Also, they say that there are only two monks in...More

Thank Svea L
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We used the Laber cable car from the Oberammergau side and then took a 2 hour walk down the mountain to Ettal, taking in the occasional teasing glimpses on the way down. Standing eventually in the middle of the monastery slowly prepares you for the...More

1  Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

A beautiful part of the world. We walked around the Basilica which has a wonderful painted domed ceiling. Definitely worth a coffee and cake in the cafe. Staff were pleasant.

Thank BillyCamper
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

The domed Abbey is beautiful inside and out. The architecture is incredible. The Abbey is also known for their beer, liquors and cheese. There is a restaurant a short walk from the Abbey.

Thank sanmudge
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I stumbled upon the Abbey on my way out to see the Linderhof Palace. It will certainly capture your attention from the road! The cathedral is simply stunning and free to enter. The Abbey is also a brewery, winery and distillery. They make great beer...More

1  Thank LynnetteP_12
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Ettal Abbey is about 2 miles from Oberammergau and just up the road from Lindenhof. It's an imposing complex with vast side buildings containing a school and the Abbey living quarters and the domed abbey church around a central courtyard. The Abbey church itself is...More

1  Thank TosacCat
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BauPower
21 May 2018|
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Response from William H | Reviewed this property |
We were there at off season also. I think that the brewery is mostly open in late Spring/Summer. There was no tour of the brewery when we were there. There is a small gift shop. You can walk into the church and see the... More
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JanelleG696
21 October 2017|
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Response from ashleynclark | Reviewed this property |
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sabrina_lane03
29 August 2017|
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Response from Christa Barbara A | Reviewed this property |
Of course as there arevactually those kind of information guides running over headset and they also offer guided tours by a guide in different languages you better go over the tourist office Best Christa Barbara
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