CHURCH & MONASTRY
Visible from a distance on the Holy Mountain overlooking the east bank of the lake Ammersee, Andechs Abbey is the oldest place of pilgrimage in Bavaria and has been in the possession of the Abbey of St Boniface in Munich since 1850.
Benedictines on the Holy Mountain
Benedictines have been managing this place of pilgrimage since 1455. They live according to the Rule of St Benedict, which is often condensed into “ora et labora”, “pray and work”. On the Holy Mountain, the monastic community is committed to the pastoral care of pilgrims and the surrounding parishes and to the running of their business enterprises.
No income from church tax
After it had been refounded by King Ludwig I of Bavaria, Andechs Abbey has been following his instructions ever since, dedicating its revenue to the care and upkeep of its owner, the Abbey of St Boniface in Munich and Andechs. It does not receive any funding from church taxes. The monastery is run by the abbot, Dr Johannes Eckert. Together, the monks and over 200 colleagues dedicate themselves to the sustainable development of the monastery and its business enterprises.
Regular services at the pilgrimage church
Sunday: 09:30 am – 11:00 am – 06:00 pm
Wednesday: 06:00 pm Evening mass with vespers
Saturday: 07:30 am Convent mass in the choir chapel
Before and between services and after prior appointment at the monastery gates