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Andechs Monastery

Bergstrasse 2, 82346 Andechs, Bavaria, Germany
49 08152 376 0
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Andechs
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Religious Sites, Breweries, Architectural Buildings
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Pretoria, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

WE took the scenic walk throught he forest to get to the monastery,what a lovely experience,so peaceful with birds chirping everywhere,once there we thoroughly enjoyed the typical German architecture and painting on the shutters and lovely painted sun dials against outside walls,and painted walls here and there,withn such lovely detail.But the best of all was inside the church,all I can... More

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We stopped here on the way back to Munich from Neuschwanstein. The monastery has great simple food - we had the Wammerl (crispy pork belly) which was amazing, followed by cheese cake and apfel strudel. Definitely worth a visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is a favourite spot among the local people, especially during the time of Lent before Easter. The walk from the S-Bahn (Herrsching) is very beautiful and tranquil and as a reward you can enjoy the wonderful food and beer (Doppelbock) at the monastery.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

This is a great little church, monastery, and brewery in the countryside about 45 minutes from Munich on the S-Bahn. The setting is serene and peaceful, the church is colorful and beautiful, and the beer made here is some of the best in all of Germany.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is supposedly the oldest operating church in Germany and that is saying alot. The cathedral is beautiful. The restaurant serves great food and even better doppelbock. The Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel is now exported to the United States. it is one of the best in Germany. The cathedral sits on top of a hill overlooking Lake Ammersee. It is a... More

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Hiratsuka Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Andechs is a functioning monastery and brewery, and has been a pilgrimage destination since the 15th century. It is famous for housing many important Catholic relics including some of Charles the Great. It is about an hour outside of Munich but worth the drive. The beer is really good, and the food offered traditional beer hall fare. A short walk... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It's a bit of a way away with the S-bahn to Herrsching, but a nice walk to the Monastery and the beer is great. They have really good food there too, so come hungry!They have an outside area beergarden which is lovely (if weather permits).

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

If you have a car, go here, the view is incredible, the food amazing and you get to drive on the autobahn :) Please note... the food is amazing...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I really enjoyed this day trip just outside of Munich. I went with a tour group and we sat outside in the biergarten and enjoyed very good Schweinhaxe and beers. The views of the Alps are beautiful and the monastery was quite nice too.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Took the S bahn to the last stop on the S 8. Proceeded to hike trough the woods in the snow for about 90 minutes. There is a bus option for those not looking to hike through the hills. Beer is great and the food is reasonably priced. Door to Monastery and return you will need at least 4 hours.... More

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