Abbey

Excursion destinations

Bavaria

Rottach-Egern

Rottach-Egern is located in the Tegernsee Valley and the western part of Egern is directly on the southern shore of the Tegernsee Lake. The St Laurentius church, the Resurrection Church and the spa park are some of the most recognisable emblems of Rottach-Egern.

Bräustüberl Tegernsee

The Tegernsee Bavarian brewhouse is the successor of a brewery founded in 1050 where, in the year 746, the Tegernsee Benedictine Monastery was founded.

Andechs Monastery

Today, the Andechs Monastery is a Benedictine priory in Andechs in Bavaria in the Augsburg diocese. Decorated by Johann Baptist Zimmermann in the rococo style, the Andechs abbey church is today a significant pilgrimage church. The Andechs “Holy Mountain” is the oldest and, after Altötting, the second-largest pilgrimage site in Bavaria.

Benediktbeuern Abbey

This monastery is a former Benedictine abbey and is today a branch of the Salesians of Don Bosco. The monastery was founded in 725/728. Additionally, Frauenhofer’s historic glass factory is set up as a museum in the monastery where visitors can see this glass maker’s furnaces, optical equipment and technology.

Scenic Roads

The German Alpine Route with Zugspitze

Drive along the German Alpine Route from the Sylvenstein Dam over Vorderriss to Krün. Our tip: continue driving through Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Ehrwald and take the Tyrolean Zugspitze Railway to the peak of Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze.

Tatzelwurm Road and Sudelfeld

The Tatzelwurm Road begins just south of Brannenburg near the valley station of the Wendelstein Rack Railway. It proceeds southbound at an incline of up to 18% over a nameless pass summit, commonly called the “Tatzelwurmpass” in the vernacular.

Wallberg Scenic Road

Enjoy the one-of-a-kind view on a drive along the Wallberg scenic road. This road takes you up to an altitude of 1,117 metres to the Wallbergmoos. Look forward to wonderful nature and a driving experience with unforgettable views of the Tegernsee Valley and surrounding mountains.