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Ettal Abbey

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Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Bavaria, Germany
+49 8822 74
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All reviews gift shop cheese factory worth a stop domed ceiling quick look mountains surrounding beautiful church six pack bavarian alps for sale brewery museum baroque style benedictine order free entry great beer well worth the visit day tour
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Seaside763428
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Alistair M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 Lynnette P
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
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

It feel like a magical place and despite being the peak of tourist season we felt so serene thereZ the church is just amazing. We bought some of the beer and liqueur made by the monks

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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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Response from Ashley N | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can
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