Maria Laach Abbey and Lake Laach in the Eifel region, Germany.

Stained Glas Window

Stained Glas Window, Maria Laach Abbey

The medieval Benedictine Abbey Maria Laach and the nearby Lake Laach in the Eifel region in Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany) are a popular destination for day-trippers from the area and outside.

As you can see on the map below, Abbey Maria Laach is situated on the south-western shore of Lake Laach, which is part of the so-called Vulkan Eifel (Volcano Eifel). The Vulkan Eifel is a region in the Eifel Mountains that is defined by its volcanic geological history.
The village where the abbey is located is called Glees.

Map of the Eastern Eifel region

Map of the Eastern Eifel region (click to enlarge)



The Abbey was founded between 1093 and 1216 by the Count Heinrich II von Laach and his wife Adelheid. It is considered a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture in Germany.


Especially the Minster of Laach is worth seeing. It has two choires, three aisles, two transepts and six towers.

Abbey Maria Laach, Minster

Abbey Maria Laach, Minster



When you have finished sightseeing the abbey, you can go for a little stroll around the nearby Lake Laach.


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