The Reutberg Abbey is an Upper Bavarian institution. On the flat land north of Bad Tölz it stands out like an oversize statue from the Kirchsee Moor and shows the hikers the way. For a good reason as whoever is out walking here wants to stop for a bite to eat at some point. And the abbey is the perfect destination. As it’s traditional here a brewery also belongs to the Franciscan nuns convent from the 17th century, which today is independent and now classically brews beer. Next door there is also a brewpub, a classical pub with panoramic views of the mountains.
The circular hiking path also offers beautiful views of Lake Kirchsee which is close by and also of the Kirchsee Moor. From the car park below the abbey walk north for a little bit, then turn off to the left on the path to the Kirchsee. On the northern shore of the lake the path leads past the edge of the woods, past the Ameisenberg through the Wampen Moor to the Koglweiher and then on the road until you reach the hamlet Abrain and then back on the road again. Shortly afterwards turn off to the left towards the hamlet Feichten and carry on nearly straight on through the Kirchsee Moor with a woody passage to Neuweiher, there turn off the road to the left and then carry on the path towards Kloster Reutberg, which is always a good landmark from far away. Past the Mühlweiher then it’s only a few more steps and a few metres uphill until you reach the Klosterberg and the brewpub. Here you can stop for a bite to eat in true Bavarian style and enjoy a hearty snack.
There are car parking spaces on the northern shore of Lake Kirchsee