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The Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan

​The Taste of Tradition

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The Taste of Tradition

Almost a thousand years ago the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan was the monastery brewery of the Benedictine monks. Then, the Royal Bavarian State Brewery, it is now operating as a state directed enterprise under the control of the Bavarian Government. As the oldest still existing brewery in the world it stands upon the Weihenstephan hill, surrounded by the comparatively very young Weihenstephan science center of the Technical University of Munich. And so, a unique tradition and brewing culture developed over the centuries. Today, Korbinian’s heirs use the most modern technology, but they never forget their own history and their own high standards. This allowes us to brew a variety of beers of the highest possible quality. And of this we are very proud.

The history of the oldest existing brewery in the world

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Get to know our beer

Since 1040 beer is brewed on the Weihenstephan hill in Freising. Behind the historic walls of our brewery hides modern technology which relies on current scientific brewing process. This innovative strength and nearly a thousand years of brewing experience create premium beers of the highest quality. Weihenstephan – the taste of tradition!

Brewery Process

Bavaria is renown for its beer culture. Weihenstephan is the origin of this culture. Brewing is our craft and it has been for almost 1000 years. Although today the brewing is high-tech, the actual brewing process has not changed. Our flagship is the wheat beer, but we invite you to enjoy the other varieties. More than 100 employees make sure in Weihenstephan that the beer is made in the highest quality and has a global reach.

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Guided Brewery Tour

Walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and enjoy a guided tour through the world’s oldest brewery.

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