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Ettal Abbey - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz 1, 82488 Ettal, Germany


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About Ettal Abbey

A Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal. The Abbey is one of the largest Benedictine houses and is a major attraction. The monastery runs a brewery, a distillery, a bookstore, an art publishing house, a hotel, a cheese factory joint venture, and several smaller companies.

Attractions Near Ettal Abbey

Wank7.86km from Ettal Abbey

A 1,780 metres (5,840 ft) mountain peak near Germany- Austrian border. The mountain is s dominated by calcareous rocks and the summit is crowned by grasslands.

Linderhof Palace
Linderhof Palace10.08km from Ettal Abbey

Smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one which he lived to see completed. The gardens surrounding Linderhof Palace are considered one of the most beautiful creations of historicist garden design.

Zugspitze18.49km from Ettal Abbey

At 2,962 m (9,718 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Germany. Austria–Germany border runs over its western summit. South of the mountain is a high karst plateau with numerous caves and on the flanks of the Zugspitze are three glaciers, including the two largest in Germany. Three cable cars run to the top of the Zugspitze.

Große Arnspitze
Große Arnspitze21.55km from Ettal Abbey

The Große Arnspitze is the highest peak in the Arnspitze Group in the Wettersteingebirge mountains. It is located west of Scharnitz in Austria. The border between Germany and Austria runs over its summit.The normal climbing route, runs from Scharnitz westwards and below the Ahrntalköpfle to the Riedberg. Below this mountain the path bends to the southwest from the Arnspitzhütte, whence it heads northwest to the summit.

Karwendeltal24.13km from Ettal Abbey

Karwendel Valley is one of the longest valleys in the Karwendel and runs in a slight curve from west to east between the Northern Karwendel Chain in the north and the Hinterautal-Vomper Chain in the south.The valley is traversed by the Karwendelbach , which flows into the Isar at the western end of the valley . At the eastern end of the valley with the Angeralm, the Hochalmsattel connects with the transition to the Kleiner Ahornboden or to the Johannestal .

Neuschwanstein Castle
Neuschwanstein Castle25.95km from Ettal Abbey

19th-century Romanesque Revival palace on a rugged hill above the village of Hohenschwangau. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II, King of Bavaria as a retreat and in honor of the German composer Richard Wagner. The castle was intended as a home for the king until he died in 1886. It was open to the public shortly after his death. The Castle consists of several individual structures that were erected over a length of 150 meters on top of a cliff ridge. The elongate building is furnished with

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Bavaria has a unique culture, largely because of the state's former Catholic majority and conservative traditions. Bavarians have traditionally been proud of their culture, which includes a language, cuisine, architecture, and festivals. The state also has the second-largest economy among the German states by GDP.