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Ottobeuren Abbey, Ottobeuren

#8 of 97 in Historic Sites in Swabia
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Ottobeuren is a Benedictine abbey, located in Ottobeuren, near Memmingen in the Bavarian Allgäu, Germany.

For part of its history Ottobeuren Abbey was one of the 40-odd self-ruling imperial abbeys of the Holy Roman Empire and, as such, was a virtually independent state. At the time of its dissolution in 1802, the imperial abbey covered 266 square kilometers and had about 10,000 subjects.

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  • The basilica is already really impressive from the outside and you should not miss to visit it when you are nearby. The artistic decoration of the interior of church is breathtaking.  more »
  • This is one of the best preserved examples of German Baroque and shows very well which level of beauty German Baroque can achieve. It is a Benedictine Abbey founded in the 18th century by a German...  more »
  • Love this place. Even found the peace and quiet to sit down in one of the benches and ponder about life. I have never seen a church like this before. Serene, colourful, beautiful.
  • i love playing in the kaisersall the acoustics are great and the room is beautiful
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