Gasthaus Zum Fischerwirt
Linderhofer Str. 15, Ettal, 82488, de
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Monastry Ettal, Ettal, Bavaria, DE
The Baroque organ
The fresco of the dome
Travel Tips for Ettal
a martyr in Ettal
In 1632 one of the priests and the organist of monastery Ettal were killed by swedish troops during a war .
A small painting on top of a column in the innercourt of the monastery reminds of him.
You will pass by it, when walking from the car-parking to the church.
The church's facade
The beautiful, round forms, facade of the church is flanked by the two towers, now connected to the main body.
The windows and niches with statues of the twelve apostles are framed by six Ionic columns.
Three niches are holding the portals, but only through the middle one you can enter the church. The other two niches lead actually into a wall, as the original plans were impossible to realize due to structural problems.
The tower from Middle Ages
A small austere tower dating from Middle Ages, located on the right side of the dome, looks a bit out of the picture today.
The tower has a tent shaped roof since the fire in 1744 and was intended to be demolished after the other two towers had been completed.
Still during the years it survived as a witness to the past, although today has a certain disturbing effect on the whole structure.
The two towers
As the unfinished crowning end of the facade, also the two towers have not been completed according to the original intentions of the architects.
The towers were built in different styles in 1853 and 1907, and their completion did not resemble the plans of Zucalli.
The dome of the church, supported by flying ramparts, remains of the Gothic period, is almost 71 meter high.
The dome ends in a lantern surrounded by a railing, while the obelisk like crown of the lantern has a capital and cross on it.