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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Whether you’re in Munich for Oktoberfest or just want to experience its famous beer scene, this behind-the-scenes beer tour will give you the inside scoop of one of the city’s most renowned breweries – Paulaner. Beer brewing is an art in Germany, a centuries-old tradition that you’ll learn about with an experienced guide. Tour Paulaner Brewery, meet the master brewers and enjoy a beer sample accompanied by a fresh Bavarian pretzel.

Highlights

  • 3-hour beer tour at Munich’s Paulaner Brewery
  • Learn about Germany’s beer culture, including Oktoberfest
  • Find out what goes into beer and how it was regulated by the 1516 Bavarian Purity Law
  • Tour Paulaner Brewery and see its beer-making facilities, including the fermenting tanks and malting towers
  • Meet master brewers, who will tell you about the history of brewing lager at Paulaner
  • Enjoy a beer sample and light snacks

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You don't have to be a beer fan to find this tour fascinating. Learn how beer is made at one of Munich's most famous breweries and enjoy a Bavarian pretzel with your beer at the end of the tour.

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What You Can Expect

Behind-the-Scenes Paulaner Brewery and Beer Tour in Munich

Behind-the-Scenes Paulaner Brewery and Beer Tour in Munich

Meet your guide in central Munich and then head by coach to Paulaner Brewery, which produces one of Germany’s best-selling beers and is a favorite at Oktoberfest.

When you arrive, meet experienced brewmasters who will tell you all about Paulaner’s history of brewing and Germany’s beer culture. Learn how the beer is brewed according to the original Bavarian ‘Order of Purity,’ which follows the Bavarian Purity Law enacted in 1516 by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria. This law ended ‘experimenting’ with ingredients and ensured that what went into beer was simple and restricted – only barley, hops, water and yeast.

Take a guided tour of the brewery to see its malting towers, brewhouse, fermenting tanks, beer cellars and wells. Then you’ll finally get what you’ve been waiting for – a beer tasting! While you sample the Paulaner beer, you’ll also enjoy a fresh Bavarian pretzel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a very knowledgeable tour guide. Also all you can drink for 45 minutes before the tour starts. Doesn't get any better.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

My wife and I were somewhat apprehensive about taking a beer-related group bus tour in Munich. We were worried that it may be a little too "touristy" and that we would not get anything out of it. We only took the tour because of a dead spot in our schedule and it had good reviews on Viator. It turned out to be one of our best experiences in Munich. To our surprise, the overwhelming majority of the participants were German so the bus ride alone was an immersion into German culture. The guide on the bus tour was very knowledgeable of Munich and the history of beer.

Once we arrived at Paulaner brewery, we immediately started with beer and pretzels. For the first 45 minutes at the brewery, the whole group just drank beer and socialized. When it was time for the tour to start, the German group left roughly 10 minutes ahead of the English speaking group. This was great because I am sure that neither group wanted to sit through hearing the same presentation twice. The English speaking group was small (just 6 of us) and we were able to ask a lot of questions about the brewery and get a personal experience with our guide.

At the end of the tour the bus loaded up with a happier and more talkative group than it started what it started with. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in the history of beer in Munich.

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