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Private Tour: Cologne City Highlights
"Start your tour with a pickup from your Cologne hotel and travel into the center of town with your private guide. While relaxing in the comfort of your air-conditioned minivan chat with your guide about the places on your itinerary and if you would perhaps like to focus on one area more than another simply let your guide know.The first stop on your sightseeing tour is Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) the city’s symbolic landmark and one of Germany’s most striking Gothic monuments. Learn about the Roman Catholic cathedral from the outside of the building while admiring its large frontal facade and then head inside to explore independently. After strolling around the captivating place of worship
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Private Tour: Cologne City Highlights
"Start your tour with a pickup from your Cologne hotel and travel into the center of town with your private guide. While relaxing in the comfort of your air-conditioned minivan chat with your guide about the places on your itinerary and if you would perhaps like to focus on one area more than another simply let your guide know.The first stop on your sightseeing tour is Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) the city’s symbolic landmark and one of Germany’s most striking Gothic monuments. Learn about the Roman Catholic cathedral from the outside of the building while admiring its large frontal facade and then head inside to explore independently. After strolling around the captivating place of worship
From EUR64.00
 
Private Chartered Car to Bali Temples With Kecak Fire Dance
"Your day will begin with a pickup from your hotel in Bali. From here you will be taken to Tohpati village. Famous for its creativity enjoy observing the local people weaving clothes.After this you will embark on a sightseeing journey through a coffee farm where you can try the famous Luwak Coffee. Continue on your temple journey with a final visit to the breathtaking Besakih Temple. Known as the largest most important and most holy Hindu temple in Bali. Built in the 8th century on the slopes of Mount Agung you will feel the history come to life at this “Mother Temple”. Enjoy lunch before forwarding on to Bukit Jambul. The stunning views of these rice terraces will take your breath away. Allow the serenity of the place wash away your worries. Move o
From $60.00

More Things to Do in Maria Laach

Maria Laach Abbey - Jewel of the Ahr Valley

Situated in the Vulkaneifel, we visited the beautiful Benedictine Abbey, Maria Laach. This Romanesque abbey was founded in 1093 on the banks of the Laacher lake (the crater of an extinct volcano) and...
Mariajoy
Apr 04, 2011

the Walls

of the inner court and the Lions fountain building up to the underground crypt, also known as Paradise, which has similarity to Granada.when you have the chance for a visit, do it in warmer season,...
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pepples46
Feb 24, 2010

Maria Laach Benedictine Abbey

Kloster Maria Laach is a Benedictine Abbey that is set alongside the Laacher See in the Eifel region. It is about 80 km’s south of the city of Cologne or 25 km's north of Koblenz. This beautiful...
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robertgaz
Sep 26, 2006

The Crypt of the Church

The crypt is a large chamber, supported by many heavy columns, below the eastern part of the church. It is of the 12C. The columns have plain block capitals. The columns are of limestone and the...
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hquittner
Sep 21, 2006

Visit the Lake

There is a path along the lake for walking (and maybe for biking). We chose to use our car along L113 North for about 2 km where we found a parking area across the road from the lake. Walking past a...
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hquittner
Jun 15, 2006

Many Church Adornments (mostly ancient)

The church has been decorated with many old and recent things. Some of the Brothers appear to be quite talented. Among the ancient monuments are a Merovingian tombstone (?) and an ancient font near...
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hquittner
Jun 15, 2006
 
 
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The Church Interior

The church follows a basilican plan with 2 apses and transepts. There is a tall nave with an aisle at each side and vaulting(2). There are clerestory window above the nave arcades. The supports are...
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hquittner
Jun 15, 2006

The Church Portico (The Paradise)

In 1220, after the church was completed, it was decided to make it fancier. A portico was added called the Paradise. It must have served as a cloister because its 3 sides look like one.It is in...
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hquittner
Jun 15, 2006

The Church: Study the Exterior

The shaping of the grounds makes it hard to examine the church from all angles and so the symmetry and gracefulness are not easy to appreciate.There are two taller towers at the East transept and two...
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hquittner
Jun 15, 2006

Maria Laach – The Monastery

Though some of the substructures of the Abbey buildings adjoining the church go back to the time of the foundation, very little of their original character has been preserved. The buildings were...
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MikeAtSea
Feb 06, 2005

Maria Laach – The Portico

Arcades on the three sides provide delightful glimpse both of the inner courtyard with the Lion Fountain. The origin of the Portico is mainly to countries South of the Alps so this is a unique...
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MikeAtSea
Feb 06, 2005

Maria Laach – Tomb of the founder

Count Palatine’s monument is a freestanding tomb of the late 13th century. It is a stone sarcophagus with a carved wooden lid, the Count Palatine an idealized youth full figure clad in princely robes...
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MikeAtSea
Feb 06, 2005

Maria Laach – Left Altar Mosaic

A beautiful Mosaic is right above the left altar, a throne of mercy is portrayed: a representation of the Trinity, Jesus is enthroned and the Holy Spirit hovering over the life size crucifix which...
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MikeAtSea
Feb 06, 2005

Maria Laach – Crypt

A dark stair leads from the Lady Chapel down to the crypt, the oldest part of the basilica. It was begun and partly finished under Count Palatine Henry. The high bases of the limestone columns under...
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MikeAtSea
Feb 06, 2005

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