Andechs Brewery and Monastery - Brewing Beer by the hand of Monks since 1455. Located on the Holy Mountain above the eastern shore of Lake Ammersee in the middle of Upper Bavaria’s Five-Lakes Region, Andechs Monastery is easily visible from far away. For more than half a millennium it has been a cherished destination for pilgrims. At present, over 40,000 pilgrims per year travel to the Holy Mountain to pay homage to this spiritual site. The Monastery’s largest business enterprise is the Andechs Brewery. It is exclusive property of the Benedictine Monks of Saint Boniface of Munich and Andechs. Through their Brewery endeavor they are able to fund the entire pastoral, cultural and social commitments of the Abby.