History of Weihenstephan
The world has changed through the ages and today is a product of this change. It’s nice to know that in the eventful history of Weihenstephan, with all its developments, achievements and setbacks, one thing has remained constant: our beer. Thus the Weihenstephan Monastery Brewery - after nearly a thousand years - still stands upon the Weihenstephan Hill, proud of its quality and its tradition and conscious of its position as the oldest existing brewery in the world.
Even if it's hard to believe, there was a time when there was no beer brewing in Weihenstephan.
Of course this was way back even before the Crusades and where is Munich today there were at that time only a few cows on the pasture.
Enjoy an exciting journey through time to the origin of beer and learn more about the history of the Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan.
Get to know our brewery during a guided tour!
Learn about the art of brewing.