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Abteikirche Maria Laach

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    Photo: TI Vulkanregion Laacher See
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    Photo: TI Vulkanregion Laacher See
  • / Abteikirche im Winter
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    Photo: Walter Müller
  • / Gang Abteikirche
    Photo: Walter Müller
  • / Maria Laach in morgendämmerung
    Photo: Kappest

The jewel Maria Laach is one of the most famous sights of the Brohltal / Laacher See volcano park. The abbey church is probably the most famous building in the Eifel.

The jewel Maria Laach is one of the most famous sights of the Brohltal / Laacher See volcano park. The abbey church is probably the most famous building in the Eifel. It is one of the most outstanding examples of German Romanesque church architecture. The abbey with its own nursery, workshops, bookstore and a shop for traditional handicrafts attracts over a million visitors all year round.

About history Count Palatine Heinrich II of Laach founded the cloister at the lake opposite his palatine castle in 1093. Archbishop Hillin von Trier inaugurated the church in 1156 and around 1230 the last part of the church, the porch, the so-called paradise, was completed. The abbey church is one of the most valuable Romanesque churches in the Rhineland. When the French Revolution was abolished in 1802, the entire church was removed. After private use, the Jesuits established their university here from 1862-1872, until 1892 again Benedictine monks settled in the monastery. Since then, the monastery, which many visitors and guests also visit, has been the place of the monks for their worship and for their diverse work, which is supported by many employees from the region.

Church services in Maria Laach Abbey:

Mon to Sat:
5:30 a.m., morning listening
7.30 a.m., Convention Office
11.45 a.m. 5.30 p.m., Vespers
7.45 p.m., complete Saturdays additionally:
6.15 p.m., evening mass Sundays and 5:30 am, morning chorus

Holidays:
7:15 a.m., Holy Mass
9 a.m., Convention Office
11 a.m., Holy Mass
2.30 p.m., daytime chorus
5.30 p.m., Vespers
7.45 p.m., complete

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Open Mar 11, 2019 through Dec 31, 2028 from 00:00–23:45.
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Coordinates

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50.402745, 7.252284
DMS
50°24'09.9"N 7°15'08.2"E
UTM
32U 375799 5584871
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Abteikirche Maria Laach

Am Laacher See 
56653 Maria Laach
Phone (0049) 2636 19433

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