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A GLIMPSE INTO THE OVER 1000-YEAR HISTORY OF ANDECHS The history of Andechs began long before the founding of the Benedictine monastery in 1455. The oldest known depiction of Holy Mou
Country Germany
State/Province Bayern
distance: 1,068 Kilometers

Andechs Monastery Brewery

A GLIMPSE INTO THE OVER 1000-YEAR HISTORY OF ANDECHS

The history of Andechs began long before the founding of the Benedictine monastery in 1455.

The oldest known depiction of Holy Mountain, 1598

Originating from Duke Ernst, the name “Holy Mountain” is justified by the relic treasure kept here and whose origins trace back to the 10th century. We cordially welcome you to join us on a journey of discovery through the over-1000-year history of Andechs.

Here, one may also relive the rise and fall of significant ruling houses, as well as the centuries-old dedication of the Benedictines to pastoral care and their contributions to the cultural and economic development of Bavaria.

Moreover, Andechs Monastery offers a fascinating view into the history of art, culture, architecture, pilgrimage, and piety in Bavaria, from the Late Middle Ages until today.

ANDECHS MONASTRY – A SPIRITUAL CENTER

Seen from miles around atop Holy Mountain above the eastern bank of Ammer Lake, Andechs Monastery is the oldest pilgrimage church in Bavaria and since 1850, an asset of the Benedictine monastery, St. Boniface, in Munich.

The Benedictines have supervised the pilgrimage since 1455. They live according to the Rule of St. Benedict, which is neatly epitomized by the motto, “ora et labora” (pray and work). At Holy Mountain, the monastic community is involved with the religious welfare of the pilgrims and the pastoral care of the neighboring communities, as well as the management of the business enterprise.

(Rights: Ikarus-Film Max Kronawitter)

 

As an economic asset and in accordance to the charter issued by King Louis I, Andechs Monastery generates income for the maintenance and upkeep of Saint Boniface Abbey in Munich and Andechs. The monastery does not receive church tax income. The director of the monastery is Abbot Dr. Johannes Eckert. Together with its monks, over 200 male and female employees are involved in the ongoing development of the monastery and its economic enterprise.

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E-Mail shop@andechs.de
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Country Germany
State/Province Bayern
distance: 1,068 Kilometers
Address Bergstr. 2 82346 Andechs
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