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A Tradition of Warm Welcomes

Tradition means preserving those aspects of the past that have been shown to be good and true.

In the midst of the Ammergauer Alps, the largest nature reserve in Germany, Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer and nearby Ettal Abbey are in a truly picturesque setting, surrounded by mountains, lakes, and meadows. The Benedictine Abbey of Ettal was founded in 1330 by Ludwig IV, the Holy Roman Emperor and known as Ludwig der Bayer (“the Bavarian”).

Pristine nature with healthy mountain air, authentic folk customs, and a fantastic abundance of art and culture set the ideal stage for many unforgettable experiences.

Whether you want an active holiday or just want to relax in peace and quiet or are looking for a stylish atmosphere for your next conference, you’ll be delighted by the many options available at Klosterhotel Ludwig der Bayer and the surrounding region. We’re certain you’ll even feel a bit closer to heaven…

We hope to see you soon!

… so close to heaven!


A private retreat, just as you'd like with your choice of...

Holiday Apartments

Quietly located on the sunny side of the gentle meadows of the mountain valley...


Quaint setting and warm atmosphere…


Planning a meeting, an incentive, or a team-building event? Let yourself be inspired by our unique atmosphere...

The Klosterhotel

A quick look at the Klosterhotel


The 4**** Klosterhotel is at approx. 870 m above sea level in a spot between the valleys of the Ammer and Loisach rivers and together with nearby Ettal Abbey offers the ideal conditions for successful events.

“Let all guests who arrive be received as Christ, because he will say: ‘I was a stranger and you took me in.’” – The Rule of Saint Benedict Accordingly, since the foundation of the monastery in 1330, hospitality has been a major mission for the monks of Ettal.

The Rooms

100 comfortably furnished rooms, suites, and apartments with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, modern telephones, either a shower or bathtub, private toilet, hairdryer, and, in some cases, a balcony.

Conference Rooms

10 conference rooms in the hotel and monastery can hold up to 400 persons.
An additional 8 rooms are currently in planning.


Our hotel dining rooms (the Bräustüberl, Kaiserstuben, Kaiser-Ludwig-Saal, Klosterstube, Kegelstube, and Prälatenkeller) can host up to 500 guests at a time. At the abbey, the brewery cellar can hold up to 150 persons and the brewery bar has an additional 30 seats. A special highlight is Josephs Hütte. In the summer months, our beer garden, the terrace, and Bräustüberl terrace are fine spots to linger over a pint and tuck into fine cuisine.

Fitness & Wellness

Spaces to work out, play a game of table tennis, 2 bowling alleys, and a wellness oasis with sauna, steam bath, tepidarium/laconium, whirlpool tubs, spa showers, relaxation room, heated bench with tubs to soak your feet, indoor pool with panoramic views, and “Vitalia-beauty & spa”.

Rooms & Apartments

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