Hotel Blaue Gams
Vogelherdweg 12, Ettal, 82488, de
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The Ettal Monastery
Monastry Ettal, Ettal, Bavaria, DE
Monastry Brewery, Ettal, Bavaria, DE
The fresco of the dome
Travel Tips for Ettal
Monastery liqueur and beer
It is another view to into the yard. Ettal is also famous because of its liqueur which is made of herbs. There is a sweet and bitter one.
Further you should try the beer, which is brewed in the monastery brewery of Ettal. It can be bought in monastery shop too.
Lueftl - malerei
Lüftl / Lueftl - malerei is a certain kind of sgraffitio - painting on the fassades in Bavaria.
There are many great examples of it mainly in the nearby Oberammergau, but also this nice one on the "Edeka-shop" , opposite the large parking.
Click on the pic in order to see the great painting of Ettal-monastery !
The monastery church (3)
The church itself was completed in 1790, only the towers were completed. In the 19th century the building was more and more extended. After the second world war the whole monastery was renewed and restored. All the works were finished in 1976.
The giant dome
After entering the church have a look above. The church has a giant dome, and the whole church is under it. So everyone's eyes will get to the dome first and then to other details in the church.
It is richly decorated and they were made from two Tyrolians: Johann Jakob Zeller (1708-1783, he came from Reutte, and Martin Knoller (1725-1804).
It looks simply great and lots of windows let much light into the church. So it is possible to take pictures in an easy way, even with just a 100 ASA-film.
The church interiors
This is a view to the dome again and and you can see the richly decoration of the church again. Unfortuneatly the picture looks rather dark, so it would be a good idea to click on it .....
When I visited the Ettal monastery church, the service was already over and so I had luck and good take pictures from inside too.