Andechs Abbey in Bavaria

4 December 2020 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  8 minutes

© Boschfoto/cc-by-sa-3.0

© Boschfoto/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Benedictine priory and erstwhile abbey of Andechs is a place of pilgrimage on a hill east of the Ammersee in the Landkreis of Starnberg (Upper Bavaria) in Germany, in the municipality Andechs. Andechs Abbey is famed for its flamboyant Baroque church and its brewery, Klosterbrauerei Andechs. Composer Carl Orff is buried in the church.   read more…

The Ammersee in Bavaria

6 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Sunset at Lake Ammer in winter © Thomas Then/cc-by-3.0

Sunset at Lake Ammer in winter © Thomas Then/cc-by-3.0

Ammersee (English: Lake Ammer) is a Zungenbecken lake in Upper Bavaria, southwest of Munich between the towns of Herrsching and Dießen am Ammersee. With a surface area of approximately 47 square kilometres (18 sq mi), it is the sixth largest lake in Germany. The lake is at an elevation of 520 metres (1,710 ft), and has a maximum depth of 81 metres (266 ft). Like other Bavarian lakes, Ammersee developed as a result of the ice age glaciers melting. Ammersee is fed by the River Ammer, which flows as the Amper out of the lake. Like neighbouring Lake Starnberg, which is similar in size and shape, it is a popular location for watersports.   read more…

Starnberg in Five-Lake-Land

3 August 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Lake Starnberg © Ascea

Lake Starnberg © Ascea

The city of Starnberg is in Bavaria, Germany, some 30 km south-west of Munich. It lies at the north end of Lake Starnberg, in the heart of the “Five Lakes Country“, and serves as capital of the district of Starnberg. Recording a disposable per-capita income of € 26,120 in 2007, Starnberg regained its status as the wealthiest town in Germany from the Frankfurt suburb of Hochtaunus.   read more…

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