Ettal Travel Guide
Ettal is a tiny village just north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where the principal draw is Kloster Ettal, a Benedictine monastery founded in 1330 by Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian. The dome-topped, gilded abbey boasts an ostentatious, pure Baroque interior, a fabulous cupola fresco by Tyrolian painter Johann Jacob Zeiller, stuccos by Baroque painter and plasterer Johann Baptist Zimmerman, and a church with the distinction of having the only figure-8 floor plan in all of Germany. There's also a prestigious private boarding school here, as well as an art publishing house, a bookstore, a hotel, a joint-venture cheese factory, a brewery that produces a well-liked monastic beer, and a distillery that makes the famous Ettaler Kloster Liqueur – an herbal liqueur that is offered in several varieties, from a sweet yellow to myriad shades and flavors of green. The abbey, by the way, is located on Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz, adjacent to the main through-road.
Ettal, it is situated in the Graswang Valley at an elevation 2,877 feet (877 m), some 7 miles (11 km) north of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, or 2.5 miles (4 km) southwest of Oberammergau.
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