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Ettal Abbey, Ettal

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#14 of 260 in Historic Sites in Upper Bavaria
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Ettal Abbey has been in operation as a Benedictine monastery for centuries, following the strict monastic lifestyle while welcoming the public to its community. The basilica that acts as the monastery's main gathering place often hosts religious holiday celebrations that attract large crowds to its domed chapel. Tour the grounds and the majestic basilica, then head over to the Klostermarkt, where you can buy beer brewed by the monks. The proceeds go to support the upkeep of the monastery grounds and the charitable work. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Ettal holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ettal Abbey and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The complex includes the 14th century Benedictine Monastery, richly decorated baroque church, vast courtyard, bookstore and gift store and distillery. The church should be visited by everybody... 
    The complex includes the 14th century Benedictine Monastery, richly decorated baroque church, vast courtyard, bookstore and gift store and distillery. The church should be visited by everybody...  more »
  • A beautiful old abbey, about an hour outside of Munich. The church has a beautiful ceiling and with the dome, lets in plenty of sun, to make it seem very light and airy. A nice gift shop on the... 
    A beautiful old abbey, about an hour outside of Munich. The church has a beautiful ceiling and with the dome, lets in plenty of sun, to make it seem very light and airy. A nice gift shop on the...  more »
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  • The Benediktinerabtei Ettal was really a sight to behold, and very majestic. Dominating the sleepy little town of Ettal. Be sure to head into the Basilica and stay awhile!
  • Ettal Abbey is surrounded by beautiful mountains and waterfalls! We enjoyed walking around the compound and just enjoying the fresh air. There is a shop within the compound that has beer that is brewed there and outside of the compound there is a cheese shop. We spent around an hour there and the stop was well worth it.

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