Kloster Andechs

(and Seehof)

Bergstraße 2
82346 Andechs
(08152) 376261; FAX (08152) 376265

beer garden

Kloster Andechs is a living, breathing monastery . . . and brewery. Not surprised? Good, either are we. But what a brewery! The "Sacred Mountain" of Andechs was home to a religious order some 900 years ago and by 1274 the brothers were already brewing up a few libations that were thought to have miraculous powers. Word spread that a woman actually regained her sight after quaffing a few mugs of the potent Andechs beer (there's a reversal of fortunes for sure) and business at the monastic brewery took off. Today there may be a healthy separation of Church and State, but not of cloister and brewery. Both have plenty to offer. This is a day trip, meaning that you'd better plan the most of 12-hours to dedicate to the S-bahn trip out to Herrsching and the local Rauner bus ride to Kloster Andechs. But it's worth every mile to get there. Kloster Andechs gets 4 1/2 beers.


Beer: Andechserbräu (7 styles)

Seating: 3500 Beer Garden

Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Web Presence: www.andechs.de

Rating: 4-1/2 Beers

2-1/2 beer rating


This nearby beer garden and gasthof is right around the corner from the Bahnhof arrival point in Herrsching. It's a worthwhile beer venue right on the banks of the Ammersee.

See Str. 58
82211 Herrsching
(08152) 9350
Seating for 500 in the Beer Garden
Open 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.