Germany Part 1: Kloster Weltenburg – Benedictine monastery in Weltenburg

Summer is the excellent time to explore different parts of Europe. This post is about my trip to Germany and I will write mostly about my experience of staying within the country side of Germany.

We stayed in a monastery at Weltenburg which is one of the oldest monastery in Germany. It is located approx 90 km from Munich Airport and the only way to get there is by car. While driving to monastery one can notice lush green barley fields and small villages having a tall dome shaped churches. I also noticed a unique thing about the villages that lot of the houses in the fields had solar panels installed on the roof which was very impressive because they are now taking a significant step towards reducing the use of nuclear energy.

Arriving in the monastery will give you a very religious feeling and from every single room one can have a very nice view of river Danube. Since it was the summer time, the common view was of the people walking, hiking, jogging, cycling, canoeing, kayaking fishing, etc. The best way to explore the area is take a boat. I also walked around the monastery and explored small village of Weltenburg. Every day there are boat tours scheduled every hour and it takes you to the nearby city Kelheim showing some interesting points in the tour.

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Germany is famously known as the “Beer Capital of the World” and Kloster Weltenburg has the oldest monastery brewery of the world, winning beer awards for several years. It is said that the Pope used to brew the beer until 1904 which he did with great precision especially without having all the modern machinery and after his passing away, things were revised few times till it became fully automated. We took a brewery tour and tasted different types of beer. The only restaurant of the monastery served authentic and fresh food at a very reasonable price. I certainly enjoyed breakfast the most and is unforgettable. They served freshly baked sesame bread with fresh cheese and jam along with coffee. It was simple but very tasty and that’s the beauty of it. I will post some of the pictures of the location, surroundings, brewery and delicious food. Enjoy!

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Thank you for taking out the time to read my post!

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