Kloster Andechs is a popular monastery / beer garden / restaurant near Munich.
The "Heliger Berg" (meaning Sacred Mountain in German) is a favourite day-trip destination for many Müncheners.
Upon it sits Kloster Andechs, a millennium-old Benedictine monastery and church.
The place of pilgrimage rises above the lovely Ammersee (Lake Ammer) about 40kms south-west of central Munich. But the main reason for going there is the 3,500-seat beer garden and restaurant which surround the church. The monk-brewed libation is considered one of Germany’s finest.
To top it off, there are great views of the lake and surrounds from the top of the hill. All in all it's an excellent spot to while away an afternoon.
HOLY MOUNTAIN: Kloster Andechs is on a hill by the Ammersee,
a popular lake near Munich. Pic: Thomas Schmidt © Kloister Andechs
WAY UP: The walkng trail to
Kloster Andechs leads through
a forest and some wonderful countryside.
GLORIOUS: Inside the Andechs
church, which has elements
of rococo and baroque design.
THIRST-QUENCHER: That was the start of beautiful relationship.
Me with my first Maß of Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel in 2007.
COMFY: The beer hall (Braüstüberl)
at Kloster Andechs. Pic: CC Ryan Harvey
PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE: The church
at Kloster Andechs. Pic: CC Traveler100
If you can’t make it out to the Ammersee you can still sample Andechs beer next to the twin-domed Frauenkirche in central Munich.
There you’ll find Andechser am Dom, a traditional restaurant and beer hall which spills out into the pedestrian zone during summer for the al fresco experience.They’re especially proud of their pumpkin soup and game dishes starring roast hare and venison. But the prices aren’t too dear! (Address: Wein Strasse 7a, phone: 089 29 84 81, web www.andechser-am-dom.de (German).
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