Andechs Monastery, Andechs

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. Put Andechs Monastery and other Andechs attractions into our Andechs online attractions planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Let's say that the visit to the monastery must be done before you sit down at the table in front of the Shin and the beer otherwise profane exceeds the sacred. enchanting monastery on the Hill between green fields and hills. well worth a visit and then everyone at the table at the Abbey with the proceeds pay the cost of maintenance of the Abbey
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  • In good weather, the Abbey of Andechs is a tourist magnet and accordingly well attended. The beer garden is well organized and offers the usual range of dishes. Due to the amount that needs to be durchgeschleusst, the quality suffer unfortunately. The food be kept partly too long warm and are similarly dry.
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  • We visited Andechs in July, taking a train from Munich to Herrsching, and then hiking the footpath that heads uphill, through some woods and across a meadow (about one hour on foot, 4 km) to the monas...  more »
  • It's very nice to eat outside, because you habe a nice view of Andechs. You can go in the church ⛪, it's beautiful inside. It's a pity that only 6 Monks live here.
  • One of the most fascinating place you shall find near Herrshing. The church is so nice and scenic. Liked the sun dial clock working accurate.
  • Worth the hike from Herrsching S Bahn. You can also take the bus back down to the bottom. Sit in the Bier Garten and enjoy an Andechs Bier.
  • Great place to visit, the hike to the monastery was a beast for us because we were drunk before we started, but we made it, blood sweat and beers. The friendly people, food, beer, and scenery is what it's all about. I hope I'm able to visit again in the future! I highly recommend this experience to everyone!
  • About an hour walk from the train station. Local 🍺 and a very nice scenery around.

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