The Andechs monastery

  • Kloster Andechs ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Kloster Andechs im Frühling ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Wallfahrt zum Kloster Andechs ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land
  • Kloster Andechs im Herbst mit Kornfeld ©Tourismusverband Starnberger Fünf-Seen-Land

The Andechs monastery is located on the so called "holy mountain" above Lake Ammer. The famous pilgrimage site fortifies pilgrims and visitors with beer from its own brewery.

The Andechs monastery is not only known for the brewery: Every summer the “Florian Stadl” is the authentic location for the well known Carl Orff festival. Also markets such as the Easter egg market or the Christmas market attract many visitors.

The Andechs monastery was first mentioned in the 14th century, it received its rococo-style interior look in 1755 after the founding of the Benedictine monastery Andechs. The baroque-style architecture can especially be seen in the pilgrimage church.

Opening hours:

The tavern „Bräustüberl“ is open throughout the year from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm

The monastery restaurant is open from 10.00 am to 11.00 pm, closed on Tuesdays from November to March.
The monastery store is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from: 10.00 am to 6.30 pm


Getting there:

You can reach Andechs by taking the public train “S Bahn“. From the terminal stop in Herrsching you can choose between Bus 951, operated by MVV (Herrsching-Starnberg) or a private bus company.
You can get to Andechs by car, taking Autobahn A96, Exit Oberpfaffenhofen and follow the directions to Herrsching and Andechs. From the south/southeast you can reach Andechs via Starnberg (A95) or Weilheim (B2).

Visitors coming by bike or foot can benefit from the numerous bike and walking paths, especially the König-Ludwig-Weg.

Guided Tours:

There are numerous different guided tours where you can discover the brewery and the pilgrimage church in Andechs. You can find all offers and prices on the website oft he the monastery. For detailed information please contact the monastery directly via email: fuehrungen(at) or call +49 8152 376253.


Bergstraße 2, 82346 Andechs, Tel: +49 8152 3760