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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I grew up in this area but have lived abroad for >25 years. Every time I come back and visit the monastery, go for a hike, a prayer and - a real Andechs brewed beer, pig leg and pretzel, I can't belie... more »
There are several fabulous walks up the hill through the forest from Herrshing, but don't use Google or Apple maps as they'll try and send you via the road which has no footpath! You need to be fairly... more »
This may be my single favorite place in Germany (or anywhere for that matter). The food is excellent and reasonably priced - though the portions tend toward the over-generous - bring your appetite or a friend! This is coupled with what is perhaps the best beer in Germany. Just up the hill is an entirely different experience - a lovely baroque church with a completely different focus than the Biergarten mere steps away. It is a bit of a hike up the hill, but more than worth it. This is the one place I ALWAYS go when I am in Germany.
We found our best adventures happen when we get a referral and when we keep an open mind. Luckily a friend of ours referred Andechs Monastery to us, otherwise we never would have visited. The Benedictine monastery is located little more than one hour way from Munich. So we took a small day trip from Munich taking the S Bahn plus a local bus. The monastery is in the centre of a small village (here), including a Gothic church (here), brewery and gift shop. The beautiful Gothic church is from the 1400’s and has attracted pilgrims and tourists from around the world. Andechs Monastery is also a well-known cultural centre and for it’s seven varieties of Andechs Monastery beer and gastronomy. We visited the village and stayed for lunch in the Klostergasthof restaurant. Curious about German culture, we were ready for the typical German gastronomy and the local beer. It was fun and well priced for a big meal. It was crowded since we visited on a Sunday afternoon, yet we managed to share a table with a nice couple from Italy (cheers). We discovered that we could communicate in French. And so, a new connection was made ! The small village is really beautiful and fun to visit. Make sure to visit the church, the small gift shop for a small souvenir (also to encourage the Monastery), the restaurant for a meal or a beer tasting (offered for groups after a brewery tour). Serge: 5 Eli: 5 Recommend: Yes, really nice village, a trip to the past with good beer and typical German food.
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