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Riegele Brewery, Augsburg © Bjoern R udek

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Germany´s Air of Discovery around Beer!

Thorbräu brewery ©HHoGWhat could be more enchanting than Historic Highlights of Germany’s cathedrals, castles and palace gardens? For some visitors – its beer! You´ve no doubt heard that Germans like beer and that the number of breweries may overwhelm you. The golden barley juice has a tradition which is several thousand years old, it is drunk just about everywhere in the world and considered the national drink of the Germans.

Hoppy Beersday! Germany celebrates 500 years since the Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Purity Law) was signed into law on April 23, 1516, guaranteeing beer purity by specifying its ingredients.

Few people are aware that beer in Germany is very localized. Most beers are local products rarely found outside their towns of origin! There’s this air of discovery around beer: wherever you go, there’s going to be a beer you’ve never heard of. There seems to be a greater sense of designing a vacation completely around going to breweries and meeting brewers. People want to get in touch with beer! Having a pint is, after all, a way to socialize, to meet the locals.

There are outstanding beer destinations beyond the Oktoberfest with the best beers Germany has to offer. Explore these rare beer destinations and  discover regional tastes. Bypass the industrial breweries and scout out family-run breweries that have been in business for more than 600 years. More than 90 percent of the 1,339 breweries in Germany are independent, giving rise to a huge diversity of beers.

Experience Historic Highlights of Germany as never before as you delve into the taste, history and culture of beer! We‘re going to let you know where they are and what they have to offer.

Did you know?

Meet the World Champion Beer Sommelier in Augsburg, Germany

He's the reigning World Champion Beer Sommelier, and he lives in Augsburg, Germany...where he also happens to own a beer brewery that this been in his family for five generations!

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Beer Tours to Germany

Group Travels preferred Partner Inside Europe offers customized group travels to experience and discover German beers and breweries. The company is family owned and operated.

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