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Andechs Monastery

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The first stop after landing in Munich

If you arrive early in Munich, 6-7 am, drive first to Freising for breakfast but if you arrive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Presto, Pennsylvania
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Great place to eat!

We are visiting Starnberg and thought we'd check this Monastery and of course the beer! Great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Waterloo, Canada
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Bergstr. 2, 82346 Andechs, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you arrive early in Munich, 6-7 am, drive first to Freising for breakfast but if you arrive after 10 am, drive directly to Andechs and tour the grounds and church, and have lunch....WELCOME to Bavaria and on to Blaue Gams in Ettal.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are visiting Starnberg and thought we'd check this Monastery and of course the beer! Great beer and the Crispy Pork Belly was so good! My gf is vegetarian and she loved the potato salad and the coleslaw. As a typical Bavarian pub I'd say.

Thank BRAI79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and beer were outstanding. We had roasted pig hocks on the bone with a salty crust. The delicious Andechs beer is made on this site. We toured the beautiful ancient church. This is worth the drive. We did not get to tour the...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Conveniently located at the top of the hill with large parking lot from where just a short hike up to the monastery. While its structure is lacking that old, medieval feel, its chapel is great work of art. Two beer gardens; I would recommend a...More

Thank iglana
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Probably one of the most visited Abbeys in Europe because of its long history of beer brewing. The Cathedral is beautiful and all but that’s not where most people spend their time. Upon arrival, you will find a large parking at the foothill of the...More

1  Thank lord_cage
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Beautiful place Be aware you are entering a touristic place with lots of people around ....... Disney World atmosphere Fascinating interior design of church !!!!

Thank CaminoTraveller
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Was told this was the best beer in Bavaria...and after having all the core Munich beers, although they were all great, this was the greatest. A beautiful town, monastery, and don’t forget the nearby lake, this was an excellent day trip.

Thank Cujos
Reviewed 29 August 2018

I love visiting religious sites particularly when they are remote but on this occasion I went to Andechs to sample the beer. Before I write anything else, it was worth every step I walked. Simply the best beer I've ever tasted bar none. We caught...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

OVERALL: Crispy, fatty, pork rolls and knuckles made to extravagant perfection. Plate sized pretzels. World renowned beer in pint steins. Bring your stomach as you’ll want to try it all! A Munich tradition is born. INDOOR/OUTDOOR SEATING: You can choose from eating in a traditional...More

1  Thank nc3042017
Reviewed 18 July 2018

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...More

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12 June 2018|
Response from Cujos | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does, just not at the gift shop but for food and beer it does
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