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The door to Andechs monastery, the details is incredible

Diessen, Ammersee in Germany (1998): Peter lived in Mombassa, Kenya but owned a home in a little town in Bavaria called Diessen. Diessen is one of many small towns in the Ammersee lake area including Schondorf. We flew directly on Lufthansa to Munich from Mombasa, the flight was smooth with some of the best service I have had on a transatlantic flight. From Munich, Peter got a rental car and drove us to Diessen, which is almost an hour and a half away from Munich. Helen was so well behaved and excited as I was. She slept much of the flight, which helped her feel rested when we arrived. It was afternoon when we got to the apartment. Of course Peter had some business to take care of while in Germany so whenever he was finished, he took us on a tour of Diessen. One of the main attractions is the Augustinian Kloster convent which also has a church, on of Bavaria’s finest and most sacred. While most of Bavaria has baroque architecture, this church is one of the only examples of Rococo architecture. It seats up on a hill overlooking the lake, magnificent view. Inside of the church are the original high altars that are no longer available in many churches, it reminded me of the olden Verona mission churches in my country.

As a history student, I find myself looking to understand the history behind the more traditional ways. Close to Diessen is the Andechs monastery: Peter was flabbergasted by my ‘demand’ that we see the monastery before we headed out to Austria. The holy mountain of Andechs is actually another attraction of it’s own, it’s importance has been played down because of the monastery • well I guess that is why the monastery stands there, because of it’s holiness. The monastery has drawn catholic pilgrims through the years, it is one of the few Rococo architecture buildings with a Gothic hall building which was built between 1420 and 1425. The interior of the hall is said to have been redone in the second half of the sixteenth century.

PS: I’m still trying to locate some of my photos since I did not have a digital camera at that time. I will have to scan them once I get then, lol!


Africancrab says:
Really? that is awesome. I have a girlfriend there too.
Posted on: Jul 17, 2012
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