Families have taken centre stage on October 3rd since the monastery’s 550-year anniversary in 2005. The monastery invites you. Booths for play and fun are free of charge. “It is important to us,” says Abbot Johannes, “to give families the opportunity to just have a good time together with us, regardless of finances.” The church, monastery and monks can also be experienced from a different side.
Small and large works of art are once again created in the Florian-Stadl. At the face painting station, employees conjure mythical and fantasy creatures on the faces of children with great patience and lots of imagination. Children’s local costume groups from the region appear in the Florian-Stadl. There is space for trampoline jumping too, and hop pickers demonstrate a variety of things that can be made from hops.
Tragerlklettern (stacking and climbing up beer crates), Tragerlrutschen (sliding down a roller conveyor in a beer crate) and the Machtlfinger Bogenschützen (archers) really allow you to let off steam and prove your skill. Traditional game stations such as the can toss and nail beam are included as well.
The Klostermetzgerei butcher shop and the Brotzeit-Eckl provide refreshments. The monastery’s beers and Andechser non-alcoholic beverages are offered along with brass band music. Brother Emmanuel and his helpers sell chips for the benefit of the monastery’s help for the homeless. The Andechser Landfrauen serve coffee and cake.