Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, Munich

Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, Munich

The Beer and Oktoberfest Museum is dedicated to Bavaria’s rich beer culture and the history of Munich’s Oktoberfest. It is a privately owned museum run by the Edith-Haberland-Wagner Foundation. The foundation now owns the beer brand called Augustiner Bräu, once the specialty of monks of the Augustinian order.

The Beer and Oktoberfest Museum is housed in Munich’s oldest residence. The six stored building dates back to 1340 and was built soon after the great fire of 1327 that razed large parts of the city to the ground. The facade paintings have been restored and the original wooden beams have been salvaged. The building consists of 12 apartments and a steep central, ’Heaven’s Stairs’, a typical feature of medieval houses in Munich takes visitors to the upper floors.

The exhibits at the museum take visitors through the history of beer brewing around the world. One can view exhibits about beer brewing in ancient Egypt to the purity laws when it was brewed by Bavarian monks. The history of Munich’s six breweries is also displayed through the exhibits. A wooden box called the brewer’s ark that was used in the Munich Brewer’s initiation ceremony is a treasured object in the museum. The upper floor is dedicated to the history and evolution of the Oktoberfest that began as the wedding celebration of King Ludwig I in 1810 and grew to be the largest beer festival in the world.
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Sight Name: Beer and Oktoberfest Museum
Sight Location: Munich, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Museums in the Bavarian Capital   South Alstadt Walking Tour  

Walking Tours in Munich, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Munich

Create Your Own Walk in Munich

Creating your own self-guided walk in Munich is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religious Sights Walking Tour

Religion has been an important part of Munich's life for a long time and this is reflected in the city's numerous churches, chapels and cathedrals. During the 18th and the 19th century, many of them were reconstructed into Baroque and Rococo styles to represent the wealth and greatness of the city. This tour will take you to the magnificent religious edifices of Munich.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Shopping Tour

Shopping Tour

Munich city is a shopper’s delight with departmental stores, large international brands and local boutique shops jostling for space. The main shopping areas are the Neuhauserstrasse and Kaufingerstrasse. The best part about shopping in the city is the bargains that you can get. German style competition ensures that the prices are reasonable. Pick up your favorites from traditional garments, beer...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

Bavarian capital Munich boasts an eclectic mix of historic and modern architecture owing to the careful reconstruction of centuries-old buildings and new landmarks built after World War II. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square carries landmarks, such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall). To find these and other historic attractions of Munich, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Graggenauviertel Attractions Walking Tour

Graggenauviertel Attractions Walking Tour

Graggenauviertel is one of the four quarters of Munich Alstadt. The gentry preferred to reside here, probably because of the proximity to the Alten Hof. Take this tour to admire the beautiful landmarks and famous cultural venues, explore the specialty shops and relax in a bar.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Altstadt Nightlife

Altstadt Nightlife

Chic and glamorous party city as it is, Munich has a lively night scene ranging from beer gardens to bars to chic clubs to dance halls suiting every mood. When it comes to a thrilling night out, the Old Town (Altstadt) area is a definite hotspot. Among other places, it houses the highlight of Munich's club scene, operational since just after WWII - the famous P1 club! All the big name...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
The Architectural Splendor and Palaces Tour

The Architectural Splendor and Palaces Tour

Munich city is a conglomerate of palaces that reflects a variety of styles. The enormous palaces have a long history and some of them have been added to and rebuilt over the centuries. While some were built to be royal residences, others were used as hunting lodges, temporary residences or castles. The palaces reflect a wonderful mix of renaissance, baroque and rococo styles of architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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