On the east side of Ammersee rises a Bavarian Holy Mountain. A pilgrimage since at least 12 century it is a popular Sunday trip. A circular path up and back down offers different difficulty level, making the hike appropriate for families and people that are not in best shape. And if you really just want to enjoy the beer, nice views, and huge portions of food, a local bus will take right up on top in a 10min ride from Ammersee.
Not having a car and having a sitting job it was a no brainier for us – we took the S8 from Munich Hbf to Herrsching took us about 45 min. The next hour was all about enjoying a quick ice cream break next to Ammersee, and walking up hill to our final destination – the Kloster.
The Kloster at the top is not famous only by it’s monastery and a little church, but a brewery owned by the Benedictines. When you get up there treat yourself with a yummy Apferwiesse – apple juice with wheat beer.
Last look at the Alps and the valley bellow and our descent was due.
Andechs is perfect for you if you want to have a nice hike on the easy side. Believe me, even I got to the top and that says something.
Until next time, try to catch some sun.