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Andechs Monastery, Andechs

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4.4/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web
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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  • We stayed Sunday night before closing 20. Is a monastery overlooking the Lake with attached brewery. The Andecs famous German beer brewed on site and served with veal shank or pork roast. Not to be missed if you are in the area. 10 +
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  • Typical is the knuckle. Beer and strudel. But there is definitely more things. The loin of pork, sausages and potato salad. We loved it and worthy of a family visit and photos monastery. To spend the day.
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  • By chance I knew, on the road of the existence of this monastery. Very nice, richly decorated with Baroque stuccoes. Internal organ put back completely to new 10 years ago because it is not repairable. Possibility to verify, to climb the Bell Tower to enjoy the view of Lake nearby. Next is a huge BREW pub that also serves self service with plenty of room outside for the summer. In winter it is cold. Founded in 1455 contains the remains of the composer Carl Orff.
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  • This is a very beautiful, relaxing and peaceful site. You can see the surrounding fields and feel how the Benedictine monks would have gone about their farming, gardening and brewing. The monastery is elaborately painted and decorated with gold inside. Once you had a look around, to recover from the 90 or so minute walk up the lovely open forest track (take the Kientalstrasse from Herrsching), there is a biergarten, a couple of open terraces with nice views, and a traditional beer hall with dark wood interior. The beer is very good, and very good value compared to most places, €6 a litre. We only had a giant pretzel to eat but that was excellent too. To get to Herrsching, take the S8 S-Bahn line (yellow) from a number of central Munich station. It's a 50 minute ride. If you're travelling as a group, get the 5-person travel card which is great value, from any station machine. It must include the outer zone (XXL). The card can be bought for 1 or more days. Before going up to the monastery, I'd really recommend hiring a boat on the Ammersee lake, only €15 for 2 hours rowing boat hire, and they also have pedalo and electric boats.
  • 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.
  • Scweineshaxe and beer are good! Tasty food, good value for price!
  • I love this place and i will visit again. This is the real Germany. The Germany that suffered in Dachau priest barracks. I read often these comments about food and beer when going to a monastery. Go and seek God. Go to Mass. Go to seek answers. Not FOR food.
  • Visited years ago in June of '99, but I still remember it perfectly and would love to go back. We didn't drive up to it, but trekked (or I should say climbed) up to the monastery. We all wished we had driven, to be honest. It was very steep, muddy, and wet. The experience when we got there was well worth the trip, though. The people were nice and the food and beer were delicious. I recommend the leber käse. The highlight was watching a little four year old girl stand on the picnic table to get a sip from her daddy's giant beer stein and come up with a foamy mustache.
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