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