Andechs Monastery
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Spiritual Beer Drinking
Andechs Monastery is Bavaria's oldest pilgrimage Church, attracting over 30,000 pilgrims each year. Fortunately, you don't have to be a pilgrim to reach it. You can just hop on a train from Munich. Then either take a bus, or a walk up the hill for those who want to experience a little part of the pilgrimage. You can stop at the church to repent your sins, or to simply view the elaborate decor. Most people have a quick look, then head straight to the 3500 person beer garden to indulge in a Maß - that's a 1-litre mug of beer! Brewed by the resident Benedictine monks it's some of the finest beer in all of Bavaria. It should come as no surprise of how good the beer is. The monks had lots of practice, they've been doing it for over 900 years! This is beer you can actually feel good about drinking because the brewery supports the monastery financially. Amen for beer!
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