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HISTORIC BREWERIES

1 WEIHENSTEPHAN BREWERY

FREISING

Weihenstephan was founded as a monastery brewery of the Benedictine monks almost a thousand years ago in 1040, making it the oldest operating brewery in the world. Located around 45 minutes from Munich, the brewery is run today by the Bavarian state after the monastery was secularized in 1803. Visitors can enjoy a behind-the-scenes guided tour – in German or English – of the brewery, which begins with a visit to the brewery’s museum and explores the unique traditions and brewing culture that have become established at Weihenstephan over centuries. There’s also

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