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Visit to Castle Neuschwanstein

One of Bavaria's most storied gems is Neuschwanstein castle, Mad King Ludwig's vision quest that the King never got to see finished.

A visit to Neuschwanstein is a must for anyone traveling to Munich.


Wilhelm V., Duke of Bavaria had a thirsty and demanding royal household, who was dissatisfied with the beer brewed in Munich. As a result, beer had to be imported to Munich from Lower Saxony. Wilhelm ordered his royal court to come up with a way to reconcile cost and pleasure.

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In 1589, the council members approached him with an idea: why not build their own brewery? That same day, Wilhelm recruited the master brewer of the Geisenfeld Monastery, Heimeran Pongraz, to be the planner, developer and the Hofbräuhaus’ master brewer.

Hofbräuhaus München
Platzl 9 80331 Munich Tel: +49 (89) 290 1360 Fax: +49 (89) 227 586 www.hofbraeuhaus.de