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Andechs Monastery, Andechs
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Discover the intersection of fine Baroque architecture and the art of brewing beer at the idyllic Andechs Monastery. Perched atop a hill overlooking Ammer lake, the monastery features an impressive 18th century church. This is the oldest pilgrimage site in Bavaria, as well as a fully functioning brewery. You can take a brewery tour to learn about the monks' brewing tradition. You'll be able to taste the seven varieties of local beer, then have a traditional Bavarian lunch at the onsite restaurant. Wander the grounds to take in the spectacular views of the countryside. Make Andechs Monastery a centerpiece of your Andechs vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Andechs trip itinerary maker.
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  • The closter and lovely but the birerie hosting and truly stunning. The best dish and roast shank. Beer and very strong but good if accompanied by their special cheese and salty bread and all a dream. Better to go in summer and eating outdoors in winter the rooms are large but the sound a little rimbombe
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  • Had been here years ago and always planned to come back. Worth the effort in my opinion. Coming in off-season was nice as easier to look around. Our meal here (self service) was really great. We all h...  more »
  • For decades, I'm with family, friends and business partners from all over the world to the sacred mountain. In our area, that is an absolute must, as well as the Oktoberfest, Neuschwanstein or the Hofbräuhaus. Many people from India, Africa, Japan already know from stories of this monastery and want to not miss it on their journey! Culturally and historically, the monastery is unique, the chapel of St. Elisabeth is getting used to, you should have seen but the magnificence in the monastery church! He also views the Ammersee and the Alpine panorama when the weather is stunning. The "glut", the tavern with the different rooms you have to experience, especially the beer mug collection of regulars under lock and key! The beer is top of the world and I would recommend anyone to tap down here often at the bar beer, dark or light. Gigantic! The dining area offers often extremely cheap lunch (3 to 4 euros), but if you are not careful, you can leave a lot of money on the two Selfservicetheken! The operation is loosely-friendly, outside the huge beer garden a real pleasure in the summer! SHOCKING, however, I find the slightly perverse mixture between the Grand pageantry of the Church, the sanctuary and then the highly commercial activities of the monks! May be this gluttony, this bottling of alcohol within the meaning of the Catholic Church? Here, much money is made a lot of money with economies, beer sales and sales of cheese in the world, but you can't see what really makes this monastery for humanity. Instead of the souvenir shops with completely overpriced, Pharisaic medals I would imagine an information centre for development assistance according to the motto: "By every measure we buy beer 10 bricks for the construction of a house in Niger"...oder "we pay 60 Euro per child to Madagascar, to allow him a year boarding school visit". Leaving a bad aftertaste because what drives this monastery with the many millions? When I look at the monks there, then I don't think that one would indulge his life for the poor. But they're just thoughts after each visit to this beautiful monastery... CONCLUSION: Must see, watch while driving a car, best with a caravan from Park (parking) or take the taxi to the S-Bahn in Hersching! At least once in life you have to experience it: first in the Church to the top, then in the monastery restaurant!
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  • Great beer... The real deal!! A pork's lover paradise. Authentic Bavarian food !
  • Great food, great beer, worth the 90 minute walk up. Fantastic views. 1euro to go up the bell tower. Catch train from Munich 10 euro. Lakeside is nice too.
  • Wonderful spot to hike up and be rewarded with beer and bratwurst. Very beautiful scenery and lots of people
  • The church's tower offers a nice view of the countryside but the church is not at all interesting. The beer made in the kloister was a lovely surprise.
  • Wos wuist sogn, supa hoid!