Bavarian beer - Unique world wide

Whereas elsewhere beer is seen as a drink of pleasure in Bavaria it is considered more as a basic food (although we do of course still enjoy it!). It’s hardly surprising when you look at the statistics: on average a Bavarian consumes from birth to the grave some 150 litres (40 gallons) of beer per year putting Bavarians right at the top of the beer consuming list of states in Germany.

Pure beer from Bavaria

Bavarian Purity Law - A toast to a 500 year success story »

There were already beer regulations in a number of Bavarian towns and cities centuries before this, but it was only the regulation of 1516 that became established throughout Bavaria – and after a substantial delay, in the 20th century, throughout Germany too.

Typical Bavarian beer garden

All about Bavarian beer gardens! »

Off to a great start. The beer garden season officially starts in May in true style round the maypole with traditional May dances and a barrel of tasty “Maibock”. More about the fine diffenence ...

Different types of Bavarian beer

Types of Bavarian beer »

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

Bavaria, beer and sightseeing

Beer and Bavaria – a very special relationship »

In summer all roads eventually lead to a beer garden. And good job too for it is here that the highly valued and highly refreshing state drink – also known as liquid gold - awaits both tourists and locals alike.

Beer festival - Oktoberfest in Munich

Beer festival - Oktoberfest in Munich »

All you want to know about the Oktoberfest in Munich - the world's largest folk festival.

Brewing and beer traditions in Bamberg »

Picturesque streets, magnificent architecture, stunning art and culture everywhere you look... AND it’s a city of beer, too. Nine breweries, two malt houses, countless inns and taverns focusing on beer, and beer cellars all invite visitors to explore the culture of beer in Franconia.

Beer Garden at Viktualienmarkt - Munich

Munich - Beer Is the Wine of This Country »

Urban flair and rural charm, treasures of art, traditional customs and high tech – this unusual mixture has brought Munich to worldwide prominence. But what really crowns Munich’s popularity is the one thing people all over the world associate with the city: beer!

A look in the brewing copper

Bayreuth - Maisel’s Beer Adventure World »

The new Maisel’s Beer Adventure World (Maisel’s Bier-Erlebnis-Welt) is home to what is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most extensive beer museum and a brewery experience found nowhere else in Europe: more than 100 different craft beers are served there, over 20 of them on tap.

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 highlight is the Kuchlbauer Tower, the top of which offers visitors wonderful views.


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Bavaria - beer and sailing © Bayerischer Brauerbund e.V.

500 years of Purity Law »

23rd April 1516 is the date on which the Bavarian Purity Law was passed.