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.
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Bavarian capital Munich is a home to numerous historic sights and museums. The most notable of them are the Deutsches Theatermuseum (German Theater Museum), Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum), Pinakothek der Moderne, and Neue Pinakothek. To see what else Munich has to offer, follow this orientation walk and enjoy.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Marienplatz Area Sights Walking Tour

Marienplatz Area Sights Walking Tour

Marienplatz is a prominent public square located in the heart of Munich's old town. In the past, the square served as a salt and grain market, but today it is a magnet for visitors who gather here from all over the world to admire the Gothic facade of the town hall and other nearby attractions.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Maxvorstadt Sights Walking Tour

Maxvorstadt Sights Walking Tour

Maxvorstadt is a central borough of Munich, located north-west of the Old City. The area is home to a number of educational institutions, including Germany's top two universities - LMU and TUM, hence the area's nickname - the "Brain of Munich". Several museums and art galleries are found here as well, along with a number of historic personalities who marked the area with their...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
South Alstadt Walking Tour

South Alstadt Walking Tour

The Southern part of the Alstadt consists of 2 quarters: the Hackenviertel in the south west and the Angerviertel in the south east. It lies between the two historic towers: the Sendlinger Tor and the Isartor, two of four main gates of the medieval city wall. The area is home to famous museums and beautiful churches, but also to the oldest shopping street of Munich, Sendlinger Strasse.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 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
Kunstareal Museums & Galleries

Kunstareal Museums & Galleries

Kunstareal is known as the art district of the city. This small district is home to some of the best museums and galleries in the world. Each of these museums portrays art forms from distinctly different eras. Located just north of the main train station, the artistic treasures here rivals the best in the world.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km

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