Kloster Andechs, a Benediktiner Monastery with a Beer Brewing Tradition
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Near the small town of Andechs (Andechs vacation rentals | Andechs travel guide), in the district of Starnberg (Starnberg vacation rentals | Starnberg travel guide), Upper Bavaria, old traditions are still alive. Once you have reached Kloster (Kloster vacation rentals | Kloster travel guide) Andechs you will agree that this Monastery is perfectly located on a hill between the Ammersee and the Starnberger See. You will be impressed by the amazing views which include the Alps to the south on the horizon. The Andechs Monastery with its beautiful Roccoco church from the late Middle Ages is one of the oldest places of pilgrimage in Germany. The Andechs Monastery was founded in the15th century and since the year 1455 Benediktiner monks live and work here. In 1755 Kloster Andechs became his baroque features which you will see today.
The Andechs Monastery is also a true Perl (Perl vacation rentals | Perl travel guide) when it comes to beer, which is still brewed at the premises and served in the own Beer-Garden, Bräustüberl and Klostergasthof. Since over 500 years dark Stout is not only a local speciality with an ever growing popularity. It is called
Andechser Doppelbock Dunkel and contents 7% Alcohol and 18,5% Stammwürze. Andechser Vollbier Hell, Andechser Spezial Hell, Andechser Bergbock Hell, Andechser Export Dunkel, Andechser Weißbier Hell and Andechser Weißbier Dunkel are other beers available.
The Benediktiner monks always been hospitable as part of their tradition and offered throughout the centuries food and drinks to every pilgrim. So naturally when you visit Kloster Andechs, you can not only choose from a wide range of beers, but can also taste some original Bavarian food. My personal favorite is a large Schweinshaxe, (pork-knuckle) which goes perfectly with the famous German Sauerkraut.
Not only Kloster Andechs itself is definitely worth a visit but can also be the starting point for a walk to the nearby Ammersee and its newly restored pilgrimage church. More beautiful walking trails await you and your family around the Monastery and the town Andechs. If you start your day trip from Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) you can take the S-Bahn from Munich Central Station to Herrsching (Herrsching vacation rentals | Herrsching travel guide) and either walk the remaining 3 km to Kloster Andechs or take a bus. Plan around 1 and a half hours if you choose this travel option. If you like to take a car you will need around 50 minutes from Munich to reach this destination.
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- Bräustüberl Operating Hours: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
- The Bräustüberl is always closed on 24th Dec., 25th Dec., 1st. Jan. and on Good Friday.
- Following last call, guests are welcome to remain a while at their tables.
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