And no, we don't go there because we are super catholic and want to do the pilgrimage hehehe...we go there for the beer!
Kreuzberg Monastery (Kloster Kreuzberg), which is situated just below the summit of the mountain, is one of the main attractions as well. There are frequent pilgrimages to the monastery church. The monastery is also famous for its beer, which was brewed on site by the monks until about 1992. Today the beer is brewed by laypersons under the supervision of the monks. Three different beers (Dunkel, Pilsner and Hefe-Weizen) are produced year-round and a fourth (Weihnachts-Bock) is available during the Christmas season. Approximately 8,500 hectoliters of beer are brewed each year at the monastery. The current Braumeister ("brew master") is Ulrich Klebl.
Reality is, there are lots of great beers in Germany, but the one they sell at Kreuzberg monastery sure is really good and that's why we drive there to get it.
I don't believe you can find it anywhere else for sale! And people will pay you good bucks to pick some for them as well.
If you want to take some of it home, they sell these super nice jars! They have 5l and 3l ones. And once you buy the jar, you can just come back for refills. :)
Sundays 8:00 - 18:00
Wednesdays - Saturdays 10:00 - 18:00
Mondays and Tuesdays - closed
For more information, check their official website (only in German) by clicking here.
The climb there is a good 10-min step climb. It takes your breath away (literally) in some parts of it, but it is totally worth it! The views from there are amazing!
My husband had to go there one last time before we leave Germany. :)
Once again, thanks for reading!