Discover Germany’s Best Breweries and Tours
A nice evening with friends simply includes… a cold beer. Since we may not be able to sit on the Riviera, we still have the option to indulge in beer. To us, this is the perfect solution as it’s the world-famous beer for a reason. We have put together the four best German brewery and beer tours for you, one tour for each direction. Now you can explore Germany in a different way. Cheers to that!
Brewery Tour in The North
Starting in the small village of Bagband which lies in the heart of East Frisia. There is the Ostfriesen Bräu brewery, known for dark country beer which has even been awarded the ‘European Beer Star’. Not once but twice, making it one of the top Germany breweries and beer tours! Here you are able to experience a lot from, beer tastings to beer seminars and even a museum. Where everything about the process and production is explained to you. In a rustic brewery atmosphere, there are delicious German home cooking options at the restaurant. Here you can satisfy your hunger.
In the town of Jever, you will find yourself a brewery, funnily enough, called ‘The Jever’. The Jever beer is one of the most famous beers from the North. You can see it in the size of the brewery! Here you can find out everything there is to know about Jever beer on a brewery tour. The pilsner is the most popular beer here. However, there are also many special flavours such as blood orange and lemon.
Hamburg is known for bad weather and Holsten beer. So, if you do a brewery tour in the North, the Holsten Brewery should not be missed. The first Holsten was brewed here in Hamburg as early as 1879. This is a beer tour with an extensive history. Every year there is the brewery festival held here during the summer. You can play games, taste delicious food and listen to music, and of course, drink a lot of beer.
We continue to Flensburg. This brewery, you guessed it, produces Flensburg beer. There are 16 different types of beer (if you count the non-alcoholic ones) which you can try. During the “Brewmaster Evenings” you will be familiarized with the brewing process, in a small group of a maximum of 6 people. You will be able to help and of course, get the chance to try a variety of beer. In the little shop next door, you can also buy quirky little things related to Flens beer.
But what makes a brewery tour really special is the people you experience it with. A group of like-minded people should simply enjoy a delicious beer together. Nobody in your circle of friends has the desire or time? Then stop by JoinMyTrip and find travel partners who love beer as much as you do.
Brewery Tour in The East
If a beer tour in eastern Germany is an option for you, you must head to Dresden. Dresden is only 20 minutes away from the suburb, Radeberg, where the Radeberger beer is brewed. This brewery however only brews Pilsner beer. But, it has such a good reputation that there is even a bar in New York which only sells Radeberger!
In the brewery, you can take a tapping course where you learn how to tap a Radeberger perfectly. Afterwards, there is time for tasting and yummy snacks. The great thing is that there is a bus tour from Dresden. The bus tour takes you from the city centre directly to the brewery. This means you can happily enjoy one of Germany’s best beer breweries and tours whilst drinking away without worrying. You and your Germany travel partner will arrive safely back at your accommodation.
We continue to Saxony Anhalt, more precisely to Wernigerode as this is the home of the Hasseröder brewery. Hasseröder beer is the best-selling beer in Saxony Anhalt. Therefore it must definitely be on the list of German breweries you should visit. The brewery has been around since 1872. You can find out everything about the pearly Pils on a brewery tour. Be sure to try the black beer, which has a very unique taste. The Premium Pils from Hasseröder has been awarded the gold medal of the DLG (German Agricultural Society) 14 times. And, the silver medal 9 times! Isn’t this a reason in itself of why you should pay a visit to one of the top German breweries?
Our brewery tour ends in the East, in Leipzig. Here you will find the Sternburg brewery. This is a smaller but fine brewery which produces one of the 5 most popular beers in the east, Sternburg. The tour is small and friendly, often carried out by the manager himself. He knows how to entertain his guests, you will never have a boring moment here. The special thing about this brewery is perhaps not necessarily the type of beer that is brewed here. Rather that it works with the Diakonie am Thonberg. The majority of the employees are impaired for various reasons. But, they can still do a normal job in the Sternburg Brewery. This brewery gives a familiar impression and you will really feel at home. The perfect end to your German brewery and beer tour in eastern Germany.
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Brewery Tour in The South
The Southern beer tour starts in Upper Bavaria, in the small community of Andechs. The Benedictine monastery is located here, where the Andechs monastery beer is brewed. Centuries-old monastery brewery traditions and the latest brewing technology meet here, and the results are truly impressive. The brewery is not just a special place, but the monastery itself is spectacular, which you can explore on a guided tour. Have you always wanted to understand how real monks live? Then this is a great opportunity to see this experience, making this German brewery and beer tour very unique.
We continue to Freising, it’s located here on the Nährberg mountain, is the Weihenstephan brewery. This brewery is especially great if you want to be outside as there is a great beer garden surrounding it, where you can try the freshly brewed beer. This brewery is very special as it is the oldest brewery in the world and therefore a must-see for every real beer lover. There are 15 different varieties that you can try out and the atmosphere is just another reason why this is one of the best breweries and beer tours in Germany. The whole thing is as Bavarian as it gets, including the waiters and waitresses dressed in traditional costumes.
We believe that this day could be your favourite, delicious beer and food in a great beer garden, outside on the top of a mountain … everything your heart desires. Be sure to try the yeast wheat beer!
The last stop in the south is the Paulaner brewery in Munich. The brewery was founded by monks in 1634, making it one of the oldest breweries in the world. With a workforce of 2,496, it is also one of the largest in Germany. Paulaner is known all over the world and the brewery invites you to the brewery tours every day, which are visited by many tourists. Here you learn everything about the exact brewing process and you are also allowed to have a try from time to time.
The tour begins with a glass of home-brewed schnapps in the brewhouse so that you can really get in the mood. Next up, there is a film lecture in which the beer production is well explained, followed by a tour of the individual stages that the beer goes through. The South of Germany is renowned worldwide for its beer and the Paulaner is definitely one of them.
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Brewery Tour in Western Germany
If you are a real beer lover, you should definitely head over to Dortmund as here there is not only one brewery that you can visit, but there are eight. Among other things, the Dortmunder Kronen Bier, Brinkhoffs and Ritter beer are being brewed here. Ever since the late Middle Ages, the city was given the right to brew and they haven’t stopped since. Over 7.5 million hectoliters are produced here every year, only one other city in the USA exceeds this amount. You can take part in one of the tours of all breweries, but if you can’t decide, visit the Brewery Museum. Because everything you need to know about how to brew a beer will be explained to you. Don’t worry, there is even a beer tasting in the museum which you can book.
And off you go to the next destination, the Bönnsch brewery in Bonn. Here you will first be welcomed with a cold glass of Bönnsch and a delicious sandwich with a homemade spread. Then the tour begins, where you are able to try the beer and taste it in the various stages of production at each station. Each time try to taste the individual ingredients and figure out if it is, hops, malt or barley? After the tour, you can end the day by eating something delicious in the restaurant. This brewery is located in the heart of Bonn and has a great family atmosphere, making it a worthwhile visit.
Now we have come to the end of our brewery tour in the west where we finish it in Cologne with the Früh brewery, where in fact the Früh Kölsch is brewed. Cologne is a really cool city where you can experience a lot. The special thing about this brewery is not necessarily the tour, but the beer garden, which is located in the middle of the city centre. It is located right next to the cathedral and offers a great view of all the hustle and bustle going on in the city. Unlike many of the other breweries, which are often only visited by tourists, this brewery is very popular with the Cologne residents themselves. Whether young or old, businessman or craftsman, family and friends meet here to enjoy a delicious Kölsch.
You see, enjoying a beer with a great atmosphere is easy to find. No matter which direction you choose, Germany has a beer tour ready. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your brewery tour now and find like-minded (and drink-loving?) travel partners on JoinMyTrip.
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