Andechs Monastery
Andechs Monastery
4.5
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • MT
    New Mexico91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rainy Sunday visit
    The church, brewery and grounds were lovely. We made the mistake of arriving on a rainy Sunday, about an hour after mass ended. We explored the gift shop and enjoyed a beer while hoping for a table that never became available, so we didn’t get to try any of the highly rated food items. We’re glad to have seen the church and grounds but disappointed we didn’t get the full experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 26, 2023
  • Richard S
    Naples, Florida22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go, you should like it!
    We went twice (taking the hike from Herrsching " up the Holy Mountain". The RESTAURANT at the end is a great reward. Friendly service, properly prepared and delicious food at good prices ans AWESOME beer AND WINE. One of our favorite places when we stay in Munich (which we do for several weeks each year).
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • jj407
    Phoenix, Arizona25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful day trip from Munich!
    One of the highlights of our trip to Munich! We took the train to Herrsching (very easy) and used AllTrails to follow the route up to the monastery. The path through the woods was beautiful and not too crowded. A little bit of incline but not too bad. At the top, we explored some of the buildings and then went to the beer garden area. The food and beer were delicious, and the atmosphere was wonderful with traditional live music. After we finished lunch we walked back down past the train station to the lake and had dessert. It’s a perfect day trip from Munich, and honestly we enjoyed the beer garden there more than Oktoberfest.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Kate H
    London, United Kingdom289 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another visit and my favourite Weissbier
    A must do when I am in Munich for more than 1 night. I've been visiting for more than 30 years. It's a wonderful day trip out to Herrsching on the S-Bahn and then the walk or bus to the monastery (or to Tutzing and then the bus). It's very pleasant indeed sitting out on the terrace with a view over the countryside, drinking my favourite Weissbier.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 4, 2023
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Alan648
Cannington, Canada3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The walk to get to Andechs is beautiful and scenic, but not too strenuous a walk. You do have to be able to climb stairs to get there. From the nearest train station the walk up to the monastery will require about an hour, then plan for an hour or two if you plan to eat there.
The interior of the church is wonderful, with rooms that you can look into through windows to see many beautiful, huge old candles. The church is beautiful. There is a lovely view from the various areas of the monastery.
The food was good, and the beer is good too. The downside is the grumpy staff selling and dishing out the beer and food at the self-serve part of the establishment. A simple smile and a cheerful word or two would make a huge difference to the overall experience.
Written April 17, 2023
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jj407
Phoenix, AZ25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
One of the highlights of our trip to Munich! We took the train to Herrsching (very easy) and used AllTrails to follow the route up to the monastery. The path through the woods was beautiful and not too crowded. A little bit of incline but not too bad. At the top, we explored some of the buildings and then went to the beer garden area. The food and beer were delicious, and the atmosphere was wonderful with traditional live music. After we finished lunch we walked back down past the train station to the lake and had dessert. It’s a perfect day trip from Munich, and honestly we enjoyed the beer garden there more than Oktoberfest.
Written October 24, 2023
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Chris L
Albuquerque, NM1,565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We hiked through the forest from a nearby town (around 2 miles) and arrived at this peaceful pastoral venue. Andechs sits atop a hill with beautiful views. The beer and food was outstanding with some vegetarian options as well as other libations besides beer. The church itself is gorgeous and serene. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Highly recommend.
Written February 5, 2022
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rthomasnj
Denville, NJ14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
Sitting outside, there's a bucolic view of farmland for as far as the eye can see with cows grazing below. My first haxe, pork neck, was delicious! The beer was some of the best I had in Germany. And the monastery was really beautiful. Too bad the loud Americans from Texas annoyed us and contributed the the ugly American stereotype.
Written January 26, 2020
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Kate H
London, UK289 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A must do when I am in Munich for more than 1 night. I've been visiting for more than 30 years. It's a wonderful day trip out to Herrsching on the S-Bahn and then the walk or bus to the monastery (or to Tutzing and then the bus).
It's very pleasant indeed sitting out on the terrace with a view over the countryside, drinking my favourite Weissbier.
Written November 4, 2023
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Richard S
Naples, FL22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We went twice (taking the hike from Herrsching " up the Holy Mountain". The RESTAURANT at the end is a great reward. Friendly service, properly prepared and delicious food at good prices ans AWESOME beer AND WINE. One of our favorite places when we stay in Munich (which we do for several weeks each year).
Written September 9, 2023
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Kathmandu, Nepal40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
My friend took me to Andechs by walking through the lovely trail with the view of Ammersee along the way. Absolutely love the Schweinhaxel and the dark beer for lunch. A must visit place in Bavaria.
Written April 25, 2020
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Tattiehowk
Scotland62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is a 45 min trip by S bahn No 5 to Herrscing ( the end of the line ) and then directly outside the railway station a bus awaits you to take you on the 10 minute journey to the monastery.
Although this is a religious site, most people come here for the alcohol. I never saw a monk but you can visit the church.
I was surprised by how many people were there , especially quite a few elderly couples.
There is a large restaurant / beirkeller. You pay at a counter for the type of beer and then hand your receipt to the men at the beer counter directly next to you. You will then enter the world of heavenly tasting beer.
There are many types from the usual helles , dark beer and weissebier. However we had the appelweissebier , a truly gorgeous tasting apple beer , nothing like cider.
There is a large beergarden and views ovelooking the hillside.
Furhter down towards the exit / entrance there is a wee beer garden which is quieter and more peaceful
The food also looked quite tasty with not only the usal pig roasts but also cheeses and hams
For the beerophile or for someone wishing to get away for the day, I highly recommend a visit to this monastery. It is not a rowdy place but somewhere you can relax with a good beer and friends
Whilst there also visit the town of Herrsching .There is a lovely small beer garden right on the lake. I think it is a Pauliner restaurant / hotel. The food here is also hearty and tasty.
Sit back and soak in the lake and the beautiful mountains in the background

A very enjoyable day out !
Written May 29, 2006
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Wagger
Carlsbad, CA150 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The monastery at Andechs is interesting and well worth a visit, but I caution you about walking there from the Herrsching bahnhof. There are two routes, one short and direct, and the other nearly twice as long, but the short and direct route is not for the old or out of shape. The trail goes through the forest and seems to be 100% up hill, which it isn't of course. The distance is about 6 km, but it is a significant climb. The worst part is that after you have walked nearly the complete distance with a lot of climbing, when you get to the very end there are two sets of fairly steep stairs. After that trek I vowed never to walk up hill again.

The best alternative is to take the local private bus, for 2.20 euros each way, that departs from right outside the bahnhof. It drops you off and picks up again right at the foot of the monastery hill. The trip is about 10 minutes each direction, but beats the heck out of that climb.
Written May 17, 2010
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nodoughnut
Boca Raton, FL742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The complex is a 42 minute train ride away from the hustle and bustle of Munich, nestled in the quiet, pastoral German countryside. It consists of 2 restaurants, the more expensive one at the beginning of the complex and a self serve cafeteria style one above it. Both have that great beer and beautiful views.

We had a beer and an appetizer in the restaurant upon arriving, toured the monastery (the inside of which is abolutely breathtaking) and then settled into the self serve area for a few more big beers and roasted pork knuckles.

The self serve area sort of reminds me of the Augustiner beerhall located about a mile from the tourist area in Salzburg the way they fill up your mug directly from a big wooden barrel. The setting is so tranquil and the beer is so delicious and fresh, it is hard to describe the experience with words.

My only dissappointment, I thought I would see actual monks walking around and interacting with the public. Maybe they're not allowed. Do they really brew the beer?

It was interesting that they have a special vomiting sink (see pic), never seen anything like that before. I couldn't picture anyone drinking so much here they would get that sick. The place is not like Hofbrauhaus with a bunch of drunk rowdy teenagers. It was mostly more mature and quiet type folks here.

This trip can definately be done in half a day if you take the bus and don't do the walk from the train station to the complex. We did a walking tour of munich in the morning, got on the train at 1:30 pm, had plenty of time to drink beer and walk around and were back in Munich around 7:00 pm. NOTE: THE TRAIN IS STILL THE ONE THAT GOES TO HERRSCHING, BUT IT'S NUMBER CHANGED FROM S5 TO S8. THEIR WEBSITE HASN'T BEEN UPDATED YET, IT'S THE S8 TO HERRSCHING.
Written July 10, 2010
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