From Wikipedia: “The Benedictine priory and erstwhile abbey of Andechs is a place of pilgrimage on a hill east of the Ammersee in the Landkreis of Starnberg (Upper Bavaria) in Germany, in the municipality Andechs. Andechs Abbey is famed for its flamboyant Baroque church (1712) and its brewery. Composer Carl Orff is buried in the church. The abbey runs a brewery, Klosterbrauerei Andechs.”
Just to be clear, we went for the beer. But first we stopped by Ammersee (Lake Ammer).
These little boys braved the cold water for a swim:
It was hot in the sunshine so we rode the bus up to the Andechs Abbey where you can see the church and grounds.
This monk was waiting for a wedding to begin…
I looked close and saw this photo, tucked behind Jesus’s feet on the cross.
Building detail from the Abbey grounds…
Next to the Abbey is a Biergarten where you can buy beer, sausage, cheese, and more.
I haven’t said much about the sausage and beer. It was good but I’m happy to wait a while before I eat more sausage. The countryside around the Abbey is lush and green. In fact, the Bavaria is pretty much all lush and green at this time of year.
One of the other things I noticed as we traveled around Bavaria is that most of the roofs, especially outside of Munich and Salzburg, have tile roofs. Even the barns have tile roofs!
Amazingly enough, I have more pictures to share with you, but I’ll post them tomorrow.