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Frankisches Brauereimuseum, Bamberg

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Address: Michelsberg 10f, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
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+49 951 53016
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Provides interesting insight into beer making

The brewery museum located in Bamberg´s St. Michaels abbey gives a comprehensive description of the history and art of beer making in general, and more specifically in Bamberg and... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Martin A
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Leimen, Germany
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Leimen, Germany
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The brewery museum located in Bamberg´s St. Michaels abbey gives a comprehensive description of the history and art of beer making in general, and more specifically in Bamberg and surroundings. It is a rather small museum and I would allocate about 2 hours for the exposition, maybe in combination with visiting the abbey itself (abbey church is closed until at... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This museum consist of a large collection of "Steins" from Bamberger breweries and breweries from many other cities. There are also many machines used in the brewing process that sem from different time periods. The items are described in German only, so this museum is not suitable for foreign visitors. They hope that English translations will become available in 2017... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

The museum was interesting, especially for those who like machinery. It explains the entire process of beer brewing from back in the days. The entry fee was around 3-5 euro. There's no tour guide, but everything is explained on the exponats (in German). However, the lady at the entrance knew the answer to all our questions after the tour. All... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

Great place to indulge brewing history.Setting is spectacular, not always open, check before visiting

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Vail, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Bamberg is not noted for the quality of their hops, and it is their smoked beer for which the City is probably best known. The museum shows the basics that one would expect. There are so many other things to see and do in the area that if anything I would enjoy the beer rather than walk around looking at... More 

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Holar, Iceland
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

If you are a homebrewer and interested in history this is worth the visit. The building itself is a old brew-house. Here you can see how the ice kellers worked. Its is possible to get into the icehouse and see how they used it to cool the kellers. Also there are all kind of old gear used to make beer.... More 

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new jersey
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

The museum was awesome! Especially since I brew beer at home. There were soooo many cool items in there. Worth the small entry fee. Caution - the man at the desk is NOT friendly - just pay your entry fee and don't try to talk to him.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

If you can understand some basic German (there are no translations available), this is a truly fascinating display of historical German brewing equipment and techniques.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

Worth the trip up the hill past the Dom. However everything is in German with no English translation or even an English guidebook so whilst there were some nice exhibits, it wasn't possible to find out the history behind them.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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Reviewed 6 April 2015

For a city that hosts 10 breweries and is located in an area of Franconia with the highest density of beer breweries in the world, this beer museum is very disappointing. It has a few old pieces of equipment and lots of old beer bottles and beer coasters. I expected at least a decent mock-up showing the different stages of... More 

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