Hike from Herrsching to Andechs, Germany
Herrsching am Ammersee is a municipality in Upper Bavaria, Germany, on the east shore of the Ammersee, southwest of Munich.
Situated at one terminus of the Munich S-Bahn line S8, the village is popular with travellers for its water-sports and as the starting point of trips to the Benedictine Andechs Abbey. Herrsching is also a stop for touring steamships of the Bavarian Seenschiffahrt or lake fleet.
The starting point of the hike is the S-Bahn station Herrsching am Ammersee. You walk along Kienbachstrasse and turn left onto Mühlfelderstrasse. At the Gasthof Hotel zur Post, the path continues to the right to the Leitnhöhe. The way is well signposted. It continues in the forest above the Kienbach. After a while, you come to a clearing in the direction of Andechs.
Andechs is a municipality in the district of Starnberg in Bavaria. It is renowned in Germany and beyond for Andechs Abbey, a Benedictine monastery that has brewed beer since 1455. The monastery brewery offers tours to visitors.
The 20th-century German composer Carl Orff is buried in the chapel of Andechs Abbey.