Kloster Andechs


Beer: Andechser Special, brewed on the premises
Hours: 10 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Daily
Seating: 3500

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

Kloster Andechs, the "Holy Mountain".
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.