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“Ancient Volcanic Region Of Germany”
Review of Maria Laach Abbey

Maria Laach Abbey
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Glees
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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Ancient Volcanic Region Of Germany”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Beautiful Benedictine Abby situated in the rolling" new" lanscape of the Rhineland. A nice place to stroll slow down, stretch your legs,soak it all in. Interesting geolgy of region found on signs into the Abby. A bit off the beaten path worth a side trip on the way or to other attractions. Food from a sausage/ beer hut and and a small organic food store located near the car park on the opposite side of the road.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Deb H
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“a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

A lovely part of the world, well worth a visit. A "living" abbey in a beautiful natural setting. Take your time here and reflect on where you are heading in life.

Visited August 2013
Thank Vining
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Seck, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
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“Maria Laach, a place about 10.000 years after the last volcanic eruption”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Beautiful, peaceful Benedictine abbey

The abbey Maria Laach is located in one of the youngest landscaps of Europe, in the
Vulkaneifel. It and the sourrounding hills came about 10.000 b. C. through volcanic eruption

1093 the first abbey was built and consecrated by Benedictine monks

in 1855 the abbey buildings where largely destroyed by fire

1863 the Jesuits reconstructed and built their Collegium Maximum

1892 once again the Benedictine monks resettled there

Beautifull church and landscape, very tastefull and exquisit giftshop, art, bronze items, own gardenshop.

Nearby (crater) lake, walkway all around, great place to visit for all generations, dogs are allowed and even have plenty of water holes

Visited August 2013
3 Thank R0siY
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Ajax, Canada
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137 reviews
53 attraction reviews
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“a lovely place”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

the grounds here were beautiful, even the monk's cemetery

the church is immense and very cold in March - that doesn't take away from the peace and serenity of the place

the abbey sustains itself with a gift shop and garden centre. The gift shop had lovely glass pieces and many religious books in german. The garden shop had beautiful plants, planters and lovely garden items

Visited March 2013
Thank Melanie S
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Pittsburgh PA
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51 attraction reviews
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“Do not miss this treat”
Reviewed 6 May 2013

You've never seen anything like this. Hard to believe it survived all these years (built in the 1200's). Not huge, just very nice. Do not miss it and take-in the movie (four languages). Leave a donation. Very nice.

Visited April 2013
Thank dhoffm
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