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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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  • It is one of the most popular pilgrimage churches in Bavaria in the Rococo style and absolutely worth seeing. The composer Carl Orff is buried in a side chapel. Also the chapel next to the gate is very atmospheric.
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  • The place is a little monastery famous for making your own beer. It really isn't very big, but it's cute! The beer is delicious and the atmosphere is ready to receive tourists who don't speak German. I went in the winter what ends up limiting a little visitation since it's freezing and everything covered in snow. But still worth it!
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  • The Andechs Abbey lies on a hill near Lake Ammersee, beautiful panoramic view to the sea and the environment. Giant paid parking can be found at the foot of the mountain, from there you can walk on flat stages upwards. The Church is worth visiting, you can climb the Tower, otherwise there a monastery shop, herb garden, a Freiluaft exhibition of various artists, various souvenir shops but also stands that sold products of the monastery are located. Appending a very large terrace and several dining rooms is available, in which bachvantiep good. Home cooking and of course the Andechser beer can be entertained. Because it is a place of pilgrimage, but also a bring your own snack there may be consumed. A barrier-free access is possible, should definitely on the homepage of the monastery pending or planned. It is advisable to arrive outside of the "tourist - peak hours", then one simply has more of them.
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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!