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“Worth the stop”

Benediktinerabtei Ettal
Ranked #3 of 6 things to do in Ettal
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Nice to see its free and the shops across the street are interesting. My son in law loved the beer and wine, I loved the bakery shops, my daughter loved both!

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

Try to go here when church is not in session (otherwise, of course, you can't go in and look around). That being said, the outside of this lovely monestary is worth your time to explore. The morning we stopped by, clouds were hanging on the nearby mountains like heavenly ornaments. It was truly a magical kind of experience.

Thank dstclair
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Ettal is a small town a few minutes from Oberammergau which the most attraction the Ettal Monastery best known for its beer Ettaler. The place is beautiful outside and inside, once you enter the walls and ceiling are cover with paintings. The inside is well preserve and welcome visitors to take pictures which is rare in most churches in Germany. You can also make donations and buy souvenirs.

Thank Karen123640
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

The exterior of the Ettal monestary is non-descript but the interior, although somewhat small by European church standards, is a sight to behold. From the painted ceiling to the gilt and wood carved altars and confessionals, to the organ, everthing is beautiful. There's also an inexpensive book describing the church.

The monestary is only 20 minutes or so from Schloss Linderhof so you can visit it as part of visiting Linderhof. They appeared to be working on making the entrance wheel-chair accessible, but the construction was still very much in progress.

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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Our first view of the monastery was when we rounded a bend in the road. All of a sudden a huge dome came into view. My sisters and I all exclaimed at once. It is truly an amazing sight. We were lucky enough to find a place to park right in front of the entrance. There is a small parking lot there and more places to park withing a short walking distance.

One enters by walking through an arched entry into a perfectly groomed courtyard with beautiful landscaping full of flowers in huge pots. The mountains rise in the background adding to the beauty of the site. There is a center dome and matching steeples on each side. A staircase leads to the entrance of the church. Statues flank the doorway and are weathered showing great age.

The interior is glorious. The entire interior is painted and has gold accents on a pure white background. There are many side altars that rival the beauty of the main altar. The ceiling within the dome is also richly painted. The vestibule contains prayer candles with a suggested donation of .50 euros.

This is a monastery well worth visiting.

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