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Weihenstephan Brewery Is The Oldest Beer Brewery In The World

Weihenstephan Brewery Is The Oldest Beer Brewery In The World

on Feb. 24, 2012 by

One of the best German beers brewed at the oldest beer brewery in the world, Weihenstephan is located in Freising near Munich and is a must visit for every German beer lover.

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I figured why not go to the oldest beer brewery in the world since it is a 15 minute drive from the airport on my way to Austria.

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There wasn't much to see besides old buildings and a dedicated restaurant. The people in the restaurant were primarily locals and pretty old. Luckily they helped me out with the menu and recommended an outstanding dish.

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The pork hox was so delicious that I actually wrapped up half of it to take it with me for my folks in Austria.

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The Weihenstephan Brewery can trace its roots at the abbey to the year 768, as a document from that year refers to a hop garden in the area paying a tithe to the monastery.

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A brewery was actually licensed by the City of Freising in 1040, and that is the founding date claimed by today's modern brewery. The brewery thus has a credible claim to being the oldest working brewery in the world.

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When the monastery and brewery were secularised under Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803, they became possessions of the State of Bavaria.

I wish I had more time to explore the sites at the oldest beer brewery in the world.

Up next, BMW Welt in Munich.

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