Andechs

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For the nearby abbey, see Andechs Abbey.
Andechs
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Coat of arms of Andechs
Coat of arms
Andechs   is located in Germany
Andechs
Andechs
Coordinates: 47°58′0″N 11°11′5″E / 47.96667°N 11.18472°E / 47.96667; 11.18472Coordinates: 47°58′0″N 11°11′5″E / 47.96667°N 11.18472°E / 47.96667; 11.18472
Country Germany
State Bavaria
Admin. region Oberbayern
District Starnberg
Subdivisions 4 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Anna E. Neppel
Area
 • Total 40.44 km2 (15.61 sq mi)
Elevation 690 m (2,260 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 3,424
 • Density 85/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 82346
Dialling codes 08152
Vehicle registration STA
Website www.gemeinde-andechs.de

Andechs is a municipality in the district of Starnberg in Bavaria in Germany. 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.

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