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Ottobeuren Abbey, Ottobeuren

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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 abbey is a stunning beauty. Inside the abbey you can find several skeletons of saints. The skeletons are behind a window glass, each in their separate compartment and they have their clothes... 
    The abbey is a stunning beauty. Inside the abbey you can find several skeletons of saints. The skeletons are behind a window glass, each in their separate compartment and they have their clothes...  more »
  • 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. 
    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 »
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  • Is a Masterpiece! Absolutely stunning!
  • This cross was given to the monestary at Ottobeuren after the 2nd World War. It is made of the original nails that held Coventry Cathedral. These were silver plated and made into a cross. The cathedral was destroyed in a bombing raid. The cross was given to the church as a symbol of peace and unity from the City of Coventry. This is a humbling gesture and is a must see when you visit this beautiful church and monestary. Highly recommended.

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