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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.

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.

Tour of the Brewery Museum Bayreuth

Beery city sightseeing in Nuremberg and Bayreuth »

Check out our two city brewery and beer sightseeing tours in Bayreuth "The Bayreuth beer tour" and in Nuremberg "Beery delights - 700 years of beer".

Beer garden in Bamberg

Bamberg - More than just beer »

The handcrafted beer, nine breweries, two malting companies, the traditional brew pubs and beer gardens, lavishly embedded in the Baroque splendour of this world heritage city in northern Bavaria, make for a beer drinkers' paradise.

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.

Bavarian beer - Fine winter beers to suit every taste »

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

Bavarian Winter beer

Bavarian Christmas and winter beers »

In the beer country of Bavaria, people are now enjoying Christmas and winter beers. They are often brewed to a darker colour and have a higher original wort and alcohol content. Wintry beer specialities include Bock, Doppelbock and Eisbock.

Bayreuth maisels brewery pub and museum

The Bayreuth Brewmaster Tour »

By doing the Bayreuth Brewmaster Tour, you will learn how the local brewmasters brew their beers, you will have the chance to talk to the brewmasters, learn the secrets of brewing, and taste different types of beer.


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