In the context of German beer history, the cathedral city of Bamberg is an important centre. The world heritage site has an incomparable concentration of breweries and is home to some of the oldest breweries in the country. The local beer culture has thrived for almost a thousand years and is a vibrant part of everyday life. Breweries and restaurants dot the Franconian map and invite you to linger with fresh beer and suitable home cooking. The Klosterbräu has been part of Bamberg's colorful beer landscape for almost 700 years, making it the oldest brewery in the city that still exists.
The traditional brewery was first mentioned in a document in 1333. That was when the success story that continues to this day began and the foundation stone for the Klosterbräu was laid. Exactly two hundred years later, the brewery was appointed Prince Bishop's brown beer house and held this title for more than 250 years. The brew then passed into the hands of private individuals and changed hands several times. The Braun family bought the company in 1851 and successfully led it into the 21st century. Today's owner is the Wörner family. In addition to the excellent beer, the special location of the brewery is also responsible for its success: Nestled in the winding thicket of medieval half-timbered houses is the Klosterbräu between the historic Böttingerhaus and the Villa Concordia. The magnificent beer garden is enthroned above the river and offers a fantastic view of the Mühlenviertel and the happily babbling Regnitz. When walking through the old town, you can hardly miss the Klosterbräu and the path to the Hain city park also leads directly past it.
The concept of the brewery revolves around Franconian hospitality: with hearty cuisine and freshly brewed beers, the Klosterbräu invites visitors from near and far, whether in the restaurant, brown beer parlour, in the vaulted cellar, in the barn, the Schwemme, on the stepped terrace or in the beer garden to make comfortable. In a rustic ambience and in a convivial atmosphere, you can taste the specialties of the house and really have a good time. The Klosterbräu beer selection includes a range of down-to-earth creations made with natural ingredients and tried and tested craftsmanship. Because quality and taste are areas in which master brewer Wolfgang Vogel makes no compromises, he only uses natural hops and selected grains. Some of his recipes are several centuries old and, like the Bamberg brown beer, have been passed on from brewer generation to brewer generation. The brewery's repertoire is small but fine and delivers all the classics of the Franconian beer scene in a traditional manner.
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