ETTAL tourist attractions

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Etal is a small Alpine town, which in addition to picturesque landscapes offers tourists great monuments of the past. The first is the Baroque Benedictine Abbey, while the second is the Liderhof Castle, which in the past belonged to Ludwik Bawarski.

The Ettal monastery was founded in 1330 and has been operating almost continuously since then. It is also one of the few places in Germany where Benedictines live from the beginning to this day. The Ettal Abbey church was built on a twelve-sided plan, which reflects the Tomb of the Lord in Jerusalem. A powerful, baroque building with an unusually rich interior was erected in the mid-eighteenth century after the destruction of the wars from the Reformation and the great fire.

About 10 km from the Abbey is surrounded by magnificent gardens, the Neo-Baroque Liderhof Castle. Modeled on French Baroque palaces, it was next to the castles of Neuschwanstein and Herrenchiemsee the residence of Ludwig II of Bavaria.

In addition to the palace itself, Linderhof Park enjoys a great interest of visitors. On its site, many small architecture objects were erected, such as the Temple of Venus, Neptune Fountain with cascade, Moroccan House, Moorish kiosk, Music Pavilion and King's Cottage. In the garden there are numerous natural and artificial streams and the Linderhof castle pond decorated with a fountain.

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