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The world has changed through the ages and today is a product of this change. It’s nice to know that in the eventful history of Weihenstephan, with all its developments, achievements and setbacks, one thing has remained constant: our beer. Thus the Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery – after nearly a thousand years – still stands upon the Weihenstephan Hill, proud of its quality and its tradition and conscious of its position as the oldest existing brewery in the world. You can read about it here!

Even if it’s hard to believe, there was a time when there was no beer brewing in Weihenstephan.
Of course this was way back even before the birth of Charlemagne before the Crusades and where is Munich today there were at that time only a few cows on the pasture.

Brewery Tour

Come and visit our brewery and take a look behind the scenes during a guided tour – from the creation of the beer to the fun part! The tour starts with a visit of our brewery museum ”To the Origin of Beer“. There, you will enjoy a tour through the nearly 1000 years of history of the Bavarian State Brewery of Weihenstephan before continuing to the “sacred territory” – the art of brewing. If you wish, complete your tour by participating in a beer-tasting session from a 0,1l wheat beer glass which you are welcome to take home as a souvenir.

Brewery tour

including € 2,00 – voucher for the Weihenstephaner beverage shop where you can buy souvenirs.
Price per person: € 8,00
Duration: approx. 60 minutes

Brewery tour incl. tasting

one pretzel and € 2,00 voucher for the Weihenstephaner beverage shop and a 0,1l wheat beer glass as a gift.
Price per person: € 11,00
Duration: approx. 120 minutes

How to take part and note of safety:
Registration in advance is essential! Please note that you are not yet registered until you have received a confirmation from us.

Brewery tours for people less than 16 years are only allowed if accompanied by an adult. Children under 6 years are not allowed to enter the production for safety reasons, nor take part in the brewery tours. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes (closed and with an solid sole). Visitors with open shoes (sandals or flip-flops, high heels, ballet flats etc.) cannot participate the tour for safety. The tour isn´t accessible for people with impairments / disabilities.

Visit our brewery:
Monday: 10:00 o´clock
Tuesday: 10:00 and 13:30 o´clock
Wednesday: 10:00 o´clock