Bavaria Post #10- Kloster Ettal

Ettal Abbey is a Benedictine Monastery built in the 1300’s (and since rebuilt a few times). We stopped by there on the way home from Linderhof. Simon and Kiera were tired, so only Quinnie and I went in to check it out.

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Quinnie

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view opposite the entrance

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There was a church service going on when we slipped in so I was only able to snap a few pics with my iPhone surreptitiously…

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Wish I’d had a chance to get more photos- the frescos on the domed ceiling are amazing- you can see them in the link I’ll put at the end of this post.

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There are 50 monks who live here and they run their own brewery and distillery (among other businesses). They are famous for their Ettaler Kloster Liqueur (an herbal liqueur). I bought these sample packages for Oma and Opa and Tante Ruth.

Here’s more information on Kloster Ettal if you’re interested…

 

 

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