Join us and Travel Through 1000 Years of History
at the Abbey Brewery of Weltenburg.
Just an hour and a half from Munich is the home of the Weltenburg monks who brew some amazing beer. This brewery is set in the most peaceful and beautiful setting along the the cliffs and canyons of the Danube river.
We will make our way to the small town of Kelheim, the home of Schneider Weisse's famous Hefeweizen beers, to catch our ferry to Weltenburg. The ferry up the Danube river might just be your favorite part of the trip, as the river winds through the beautiful cliffs and hills around Kelheim. We will have a great Bavarian lunch in the biergarten or stüberl as well as sampling the fruits of the monks labor, Weltenburger Asam Bock, Urtyp Hell, the Anno 1050 Kellerbier, or other seasonal specialties on offer. With some free time you can hike up to the top on the cliffs or visit the Weltenburg Chapel that was consecrated in 1191. The Abbey was founded in the year 617. 3 years later in 620 the monastery was founded and is held as the oldest monastery in Bavaria. It is always interesting realizing people have been living here for almost 1500 years. Weltenburg Abbey brewery (Weltenburger Klosterbrauerei) is by some reckonings the oldest monastic brewery in the world, having been in operation since 1050 A.D. although the title is disputed by the former Weihenstephan Abbey that began brewing in 1040 A.D.
After our visit to Weltenburg and a short ferry ride back to Kelheim, we will make our way to the Schneider Weissbier brewery. It is just a short walk into the center of Kelheim's quaint old town. The Schneider Weissbier brewery saved Hefeweiss beer from extinction when they purchased the right to brew it in 1872 from the Königlich Weisses Hofbräuhaus in Munich. They have used that same recipe for the Original (Tap7) beer till today. We will enjoy sampling some of their 10 different beers and sometimes more depending on the season, followed by dinner of course. Our adventure will end with our journey home.
Prices start at €250/per person Minimum 2 people.
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