World's Oldest Brewery Tour: Weihenstephan from 1040 A.D.
- Duration: 7 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: WeihTour
Weihenstephan Private Brewery Experience
Weihenstephan is not only the world’s oldest operating brewery, but it hosts one of the most modern and largest scientific brewing universities in the world. Together with the Technical University of Munich, thousands of Brewmasters train here from all over the world. The tour includes a 1 hour beer tasting with history and explanation and tour with an on-site qualified guide for 1 hour at the modern-day brewery. You will learn how beer developed here almost a millennium ago by Benedictine Monks, eventually becoming a Royal Bavarian State Brewery and now officially a publicly-owned enterprise of the Free State of Bavaria that upholds the strictest of quality standards and the Bavarian Purity Laws of 1516 (Reinheitsgebot). After the tour, we will stay at the brewery restaurant for a delicious lunch. You will leave the site with a small gift from us and a smile on your face. Depending on your wishes and timing, we can also walk you to the fascinating old town of Freising to see the magnificent Cathedral and stop at a cafe or beer hall before returning back to Munich.
Tours of Weihenstephan brewery can only be conducted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the year. On every other day a tour is possible to Freising, the Weihenstephan Brewery area, shop and restaurant, but a tour of the actual brewery is unavailable. We can offer this in combination with a brewery tour in Munich. Contact us for further details.
Tour starts at €400 for up to 2 people for a Private Tour that lasts 7 hours. Extra Adult participant cost €100/each.
- Escorted travel and tickets to and from the Brewery
- 2 Hour Brewery tour with semi-professional tasting session by a brewmaster student
- Lunch at the brewery restaurant
- Visit to the gift shop and gardens
- Small walking tour and visit to the old town of Freising with a final stop for refreshments before heading back to Munich
This is an excursion to the world’s oldest brewery and the medieval town of Freising that you won’t forget!