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Basilika Ottobeuren

Basilika Ottobeuren

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  • tom13

    The magnificent basilica of St. Alexander and Theodor belongs to the Benedictine Abbey of Ottobeuren and is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in southern Germany.

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Heinz
    • February 15, 2018

  • Peter Bongers

    Especially interesting in the evening for the devotion of the brothers from the monastery Ottobeuren (Latin Mass, liturgical choir).

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    • August 5, 2016

  • 🇺🇦Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    The magnificent basilica, dedicated to the two Roman martyrs Alexander (162) and Theodor (306), is certainly one of the most beautiful baroque churches in southern Germany. With its two onion domes, each 82 m high, it stands on a gently rising ridge west of the market square, visible from afar over the valley of the western Günz.Due to its all-dominant free position within the entire building complex, the basilica has an undeniable presiding role. However, this scheme of freely placing the church before the monastery was not an Ottobeur invention. Rather, it can be traced back to the famous Swabian architectural theorist Joseph Furtenbach, who published it in 1628 in his work "Architectura civilis" as an ideal form for a convent. Other monasteries were also built according to this scheme: Kempten 1651, Seedorf/CH 1682, Obermarchtal 1686, Holzen 1696, Klosterwald 1714, Siessen 1716 and Fiecht/Tyrol 1707.
    The foundation stone was laid on September 27th, 1737 at today's main portal.
    Source: abtei-ottobeuren.de/content/klosteranlage/die-basilika

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    • October 4, 2022

  • Erwin

    The Benedictine abbey in Ottobeuren is a center of the Benedictines north of the Alps. The church is an impressive monument of faith.

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    • October 3, 2017

  • Tobias

    Great monastery, it's worth a detour!

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    • November 9, 2020

  • Hans-Jürgen

    You should start the round at the basilica. Since it is a round trip, you will also arrive there again. A nice round for in between.

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    • May 29, 2022

  • Annette🏞️⛰️🥾🚲

    The magnificent basilica, dedicated to the two Roman martyrs Alexander (162) and Theodor (306) is certainly one of the most beautiful baroque churches in southern Germany. With its two onion domes, each 82 m high, it stands on a gently rising ridge west of the market square, visible from afar over the valley of the western Günz.

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    • July 28, 2022

  • 🇺🇦Uwe 🏃‍♂️1098🏍

    The supposed "cathedral" is the basilica of St. Slexander and St. Theodor of the Benedictine Abbey of Ottobeuren.

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    • October 5, 2022

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Location: Ottobeuren, Unterallgäu, Allgäu, Swabia, Bavaria, Germany

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