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United Kingdom (England)
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The Andechs Monastery is a MUST visit when in Munich area, and I can only endorse others reviews.
To get there from Munich, catch the S5 suburban train from the Hauptbahnhof to Herrshing - about 45 minutes, and then the 951 bus from outside the terminus station at Herrshing to Kloster Andechs. I would recommend you get a train just before 9am, then get the bus from Herrshing at 10.10, but beware, there could be hundreds of people with the same idea, and the bus so full you cannot get on! You can walk from Herrshing, but its about an hours steep uphill walk of 3 miles.
The bus drops you at the car park at the foot of the Andechs Monastary, so just a short uphill walk.
The Monastery church interior is amazing and must be seen. The Beer Gardens, Terrace and Restaurant areas are all close together, and normally three Andechs beer available from wooden casks - the Hell, Weiss and Dobblebock Dunkel, and all are fantastic. There are various food options, from hot pork slices, the knuckle joint, cold meats and cheeses, breads and salads at a counter, then take them out to the Beer Garden, or Terrace, or into the two restaurant halls.
Great atmosphere in the Beer Garden and Terrace and VERY popular in fine weather, so best to arrive early to be sure of getting a seat!
The full range of beers are available in bottles and presentation packs, as well as other souvenirs of the place.
Highly recommended, and I can hardly wait to go again!!
B'ham UK April 2007
04-17-2007 21:56:59 |
More by JohnW
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4
As previous reviewers have stated, this is truly a special place. A place of religious significance for more than a thousand years, a place a fine brewing significance for five or six hundred. Wow. The onion domed towers from the cathedral are visible from some distance away. Once you reach the hilltop you know that this is indeed everything everyone has said here on BA and more. Just about an hour outside of Munich on the S-Bahn (toward Herrsching) but well worth the trip. Plan on spending at least a half day here. Visit the cathedral, wander around the grounds and visit the shop. I picked up some cool glassware at a reasonable price. Hang out for some great beers and basic fare, self serve style. Meet some new friends in the Bier garden enjoy the view. When we visited they were serving a Helles, Spezial Hell, Weisse, Doppel and Radler (beer w/ lemonade). Be sure to have the Dopplebock the monks sacrificed little while fasting on this liquid bread. Be sure to make it a point to visit here if anywhere nearby.
10-01-2003 15:51:22 |
More by John
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A little bit of heaven in every glass is how I think of Andechs. Where else can you go and see a 15th century baroque church with their own beer garden? The beers are all of outstanding quality with dopplebock available year round. The only disappointment had to be in the limited food selection in the beer hall. When the beer garden is open the BBQ ribs and chicken are both outstanding. The beerhall itself can get quite smokey so the beer gardens are a good plus with a fantastic view of the countryside.
12-28-2005 17:29:34 |
More by bigbelcher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Oh how I wish I had more time to spend here.
Spent the night in Fussen, and visited King Ludwig's castle. Pretty cool. Then drove the two-hour drive (with poor directions, you can make it there quicker with better directions, I'm sure). Finally we arrive in Andechs. There are plenty of signs to direct you to the brewery. We pull into what looks like a Wal Mart parking lot. I wasn't impressed.
But then you begin to walk up the hill and it becomes more serene. You see the tower of the monestary. Old German guys having fun. Laughing, and happy people.
Finally you get to the Brewhouse. It's a bit confusing at first. Not really any table service. There are seperate lines for beer and food. Plus at least 2 lines for food. One for small stuff like pretzels (brezes) -- you've got to have a pretzel. And another area where you can buy the brauts and schweinhaxe. The food is all tasty, and while a bit pricey, it's worth the money for the experience.
Go to the beer line. Start with the Weissbier Hell.
Then move to the Doppelbock. Oh man, that's good.
Before you get too drunk on the Doppelbock, have an Applebeer, or a Hell Lager. The beer is all top notch. The scenery is great. Everybody's having a nice time. The food is good. I want to go back!
07-13-2006 19:36:55 |
More by DaveFL1976
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
This is a great place to go. A fun trip from Munich. Quite the hike, though I wouldn't recommend it in the summer! Lots of bugs. We took the bus back.
When we went there was very few people there. Only the main Biergarten was open, and I think we were the only non-locals. Very good atmosphere, with a traditional pay-then-take setup, self service, and older buildings, though newly modeled. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space, with a great view.
The selection of food was not the best, though the food they do have is simply excellent. Then the beer selection is great, with all of the Andechser beers and their take on Radler, sparkling apple juice and helles. A tasty combination, refreshing if you do choose to hike up.
Cheaper than most places in the city, it's 5.50-7 euros for a mass depending on which beer. I spent 7 days in Munich and am looking forward to my next trip to Germany just to come back here. You must take the day trip if you go to Munich!
08-19-2010 04:53:32 |
More by pauljmccain
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A lovely, but hung-over morning, September 22 (2003) found me joining five others (my brother, nephew and his buddy, Bierman9 & BierManVa) en route on the S-bahn out of Munich and heading for Herrsching and Kloster Andechs -- my first and long-overdue, highly-anticipated visit!!! The weather had not always cooperated in the past, but now I could arrive and sit in the sunshine outdoors with my big-ass doppelbock and work my way quickly out of any thought that I was ever feeling squeamish. Precisely the case, and the monk's brew was magical to the end. True beer enjoyment (Biergenuß) par excellence.
Getting situated with one's beer is also done here with direct efficiency... You go to the payment counter right in front and pay for your beer choices (size and type) -- and then hand in your slip to the servers who are continuously pouring. Then it's possibly food and inside or out depending on preference, mood or weather or whatever... I wasn't up to it this time, but I have heard from locals that the Schweinhaxe are the absolute best here.
10-12-2003 04:18:14 |
More by Hobbz
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I was lucky to spend several days in Andechs in July. From my work location, I found myself only a pleasant walk through the woods to the large monastery. Beers are served in regular (.5L) and large (1 full liter) mugs. The venue has plenty of seating capacity, an upscale restaurant and a walk through cafeteria/deli. I used the later where there were a good variety of meats and cheeses, huge Bavarian pretzels, and other offerings - most or all made by monks in Andechs, as is the beer of course. Good food, good prices, great beer. The patio has an excellent view over the rolling hills, mostly farmland, and is highly recommended, weather permitting.
The large halls and patio indicate this place must receive large numbers of visitors at some times. Clearly, more than the occasional visitor drinks too much ... or at least that's what I inferred upon spotting the massive vomit station in the men's room: a very impressive stainless steel structure with, apparently, well-positioned handles and a large 'target'. Having mentioned this, I should add that the rest room, and every where else I ventured was spotlessly clean.
Visitors, especially music lovers, should be sure to see the cathedral. Highly ornamented and visually stunning, it houses a fine organ and the burial place of Carl Orff.
Can visit as a day trip from Munich.
03-14-2011 23:36:42 |
More by chinchill
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
This place is heavenly!! You can sit inside, in the high-vaulted-ceiling hallway, where it's loud and smoky (typically German). Or, when the weather is decent, go outside onto the patio and soak in the sunshine as you soak in the suds. Bier here is outstanding, although you can only get 3 on tap (Hell, Weizen and Doppelbock). Service is rated as well as you want to rate yourself, since it's all self-service. Tell the cashier what bier you want and pay, then give the cask-man your receipt. Mmmm good!! They have 2 food counters; one for cold-cuts and cheeses, the other for warm pork or leberkase and kartoffelsalat. Quite tasty! If you ever get to Munchen, you MUST visit Andechs; it's only about 1 hour south. Prosit!!
atmosphere: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
10-10-2002 08:24:50 |
More by Bierman9
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I've been here twice over the years when visiting Germany and I've never walked away dissapointed in my experience. The atmosphere is second to none, it sits on top of a big hill on the outskirts of Herrsching and has an amazing view from the patio/outside dining area. It's actually a monestary and it's really cool to walk around and just explore the place.
The food is very good and reasonably priced. Both times I've been there, we've sat outside. I can't say enough how much we enjoyed this place. The food was good but the beer is what made the experience. I really prefer their lager and wheat beers to several of the other brewers in the region (just my personal preference). I brought my dad here and he wasn't too impressed with the pork as it comes pretty much on the bone. I found it humerous, knowing what to expect, and our family being German by heritage makes it even more humerous. He moaned about the food but had no complaints whatsoever about the beer!!
My only gripe is that I wish they would distribute their beer in North America, I really miss this place back home in the U.S. The only thing I have to ponder are good memories and a nice Weiss beer glass in my china cabinet. If you're in the Herrsching area, this is a must stop.
12-24-2009 04:33:56 |
More by jzeilinger
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $
Go to the Holy Mountain! It has been made holy by the deliciousness of the monk-brewed beers! Set in a beautiful countryside next to a gorgeous Bavarian lake, you'll have to take a train and then a bus to get there from Munich, but it's more than worth the trip. The closter church was beautiful, and we also splurged and climbed to the top of the bell-tower for the cost of 1 euro. Amazing 360 degree view!
The view of the patchwork farmscape from the Biergarten is almost as spectacular (just not 360 degrees) since you're at a monastery (monks always build on hilltops), and sitting there with the good Bavarian food and even better beer, it's an experience not to be missed. I especially liked their Hefeweissbier Naturtrub, but the famous Doppelbock is also worth mentioning. The Rollbraten was one of the best things I have ever eaten!
09-28-2006 19:54:34 |
More by andythejerk
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