500 years of Bavarian Purity Law

A good beer needs only hops, malt, yeast and water. More ingredients are not necessary to produce a unique flavor. This is known in Bavaria since 1516.  On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Purity Law, which is still valid today, numerous events take part in Bavaria. Here is a selection.

Pure beer from Bavaria

A toast to a 500 year success story »

The aim of the brewing regulations, right from the start, was to safeguard the quality of the beer. Another reason: the diet of the population was to be protected. The law aimed to ensure that the wheat or rye was exclusively used for the production of bread.

Different types of Bavarian beer

Types of Bavarian beer - an overview »

There are some 40 types of beer and over 4,000 brands of Bavarian beer. Here is an overview of the principal beers.

Fields of hop plants in Hallertau

Bavaria: A land of beer »

Superlatives and Curiosities around the subject beer in Bavaria.

Bamberg Brewery tour

BierSchmecker®Brewery Trail Bamberg »

With around 70 breweries and more than 300 different kinds of beer, this region boasts the world’s highest density of breweries. Immerse yourself in the world of beer both in and around Bamberg!

Bayreuth maisels brewery pub and museum

Bayreuth - Maisel’s Beer Adventure World »

The Brauereimuseum (brewery museum) with its historic brick façade provides insight into the history of brewing culture. Everything still works as if the brewers and coopers had just taken their lunch break: the machine house, brewhouse, hops room and coolships.

Bamberg Rauchbier

Beer Academy Bamberg »

With nine family-run breweries in town, a myriad of brew pubs, two malting companies, the world’s oldest brewery plant factory, a brewery museum and another 70 breweries in the region, this was the perfect setting for the Beer Academy, founded in 2013.

Bierkutscher at Oktoberfest

Welcome to the Oktoberfest in Munich 2016 »

The 183rd Munich Oktoberfest is all set to run from from September 17th until October 3rd 2016. The "Wiesn“ - the world’s largest fair – attracts some 6.4 million visitors a year. Don't miss it!

Kuchlbauer Tower

Kuchlbauer's World of Beer in Abensberg »

In the Lower Bavarian town of Abensberg, you can find a very special tourist attraction: Kuchlbauer's World of Beer. The brewery is an architectural project by the famous artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and features round shapes and bright colours. The highlight is the Kuchlbauer Tower, the top of which offers visitors wonderful views.

Strong beer for dessert

Bavarian winter and festival beers »

The winter and festival beers are tasty companions to Bavarian winter cuisine, and a tingling refreshment after winter sports.


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In the beer garden

Beer gardens »

Bavaria's beer gardens are a must on every visit during the warmer months. ...

Beer garden in Bamberg