Pilgrimage and church

The Andechs pilgrimage is documented back to the 12th century, making it Bavaria’s oldest pilgrimage.

While the Relics of Christ and the collection of relics kept in Andechs drew the first pilgrims, the Gothic miraculous image of the Mother of God on the lower high altar has done so since the 17th century.

Year after year, more than 30,000 organised pilgrims from around 120 communities come to Andechs with their thanks and their requests. Since the Way of St. James from Munich to Lindau was opened in 2003, individual pilgrims are increasingly making their way to the Holy Mountain of Bavaria as well.

The characteristic onion dome of the Andechs Pilgrimage Church can be seen from afar. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas and Saint Elisabeth.

Andechs Monastery Emblem