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Basilica, Cistercian Monastery and Library

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Spooky, but fascinating. A very unique experience,not on most people’s itinerary.

Well worth a visit. We travelled from Nuremberg by train. This did involve changing train - same... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
dee894
A baroque treasure

We got a guided tour of the monastery library, which features splendid wood carving. The ceiling... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
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Basilikaplatz 2, 95652 Waldsassen, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

Well worth a visit. We travelled from Nuremberg by train. This did involve changing train - same platform and a bus but it was very straightforward as everything was close together. A Bayern Ticket also made it inexpensive for 3 of us. The Basillica is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank dee894
Reviewed 21 July 2018

We got a guided tour of the monastery library, which features splendid wood carving. The ceiling frescoes are less impressive. The library is interesting, but it doesn’t match what’s on view at Metten, say, or at Sankt Gallen. The basilica is a fine example of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I've visited several ossuaries over the years and had been in Brno (where they have two attractions of this nature) prior to my visit and was on my way to Karlovy Vary. On the bus ride to KV I did a bit more research on...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank kosovorox
Reviewed 23 August 2017

did the full tour with the library, very interesting and nice photos. Nice town and surroundings. A highlight of the local area

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Waldsassen is a very small town located within a few short km from the Czech border. Its claim to fame is this cathedral which in itself is very beautiful and worth visiting. The bones of martyrs and others are displayed in their finery along the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Hoach
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful monastery and library right in the towns old center. Unfortunately in summer the beautiful garden is closed and the basilica and grotto are under renovation but we are very excited to return when they are open. The library tour was short and the lady...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a religious sightseeing hotspot you can`t miss. Very impressive. If you have the luck to join a workship - you`ll never forget this atmosphere!

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 29 March 2016

Wonderful baroque monastery visible from a distance. Beautiful interior. But now the reconstruction of interiors to 2017.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank zima2
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Europe has a lot of history and the old town of Waldsassen has its Basilica. Started in 1682 and finished in 1704. It is still in use for daily mass. Many concerts have been held here. A must is the old library, with its carved...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank Drachsi
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The Basilica and library are the reasons to come to Waldsassen. They are really extraordinary. The library is quite like the one in Heidelberg, But this one in Waldsassen you can actually enter whereas in Heidelberg you must view at a distance from the entrance....More

Date of experience: April 2015
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