Almost a thousand years ago the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan was the monastery brewery of the Benedictine monks. Then, the Royal Bavarian State Brewery, it is now operating as a state directed enterprise under the control of the Bavarian Government. As the oldest still existing brewery in the world it stands upon the Weihenstephan hill, surrounded by the comparatively very young Weihenstephan science center of the Technical University of Munich. And so, a unique tradition and brewing culture developed over the centuries. Today, Korbinian’s heirs use the most modern technology, but they never forget their own history and their own high standards. This allowes us to brew a variety of beers of the highest possible quality.
Brewing is our craft, and has been for nearly 1,000 years. Of course, high-tech has also come into brewing, but the basic brewing process remains unchanged.
Come and visit our brewery and take a look behind the scenes during a guided tour – from the creation of the beer to the fun part!
The Weihenstephan Monastery is high above the city of Freising on the Weihenstephan hill. From here there is a breathtaking view of the old town of Freising, the Upper Bavarian Plateau and the distant Alps. For further information use the official website from Freising