Bamberg (city)

Bamberg is one of not only Franconia’s most beautiful cities, it’s one of the world’s wonders. With a fantastic juxtaposition of architectural styles, it never gets boring and the sight of the Old Town Hall straddling the river never grows old, either.  Even if you weren’t interested in beer whatsoever, a visit here is a must for anyone traveling in Bavaria. Of course, that it has more than its share of great breweries makes it all that much more intriguing and for those so inclined, it makes an amazing base for exploring the nearly 300 small breweries in its vicinity.

Below are the breweries in town that I have visited, most of them many times. I’ve also included some Bierkellers/Biergartens. The first two are as can’t miss as the breweries, the third is a good option in summer to the brewery’s tap in town. The fourth has great views at a major tourist attraction and fifth is the very rare riverside eatery. I’ve also added a few other great beer outlets worth checking out.

Best Bamberg Beer Map:

Brauerei Heller (Schlenkerla)
schlenkerla bannerBrauerei Spezial
spezial banner
Brauerei Fassla
fässla banner
Brauerei Greifenklau
greifenklau bannerBrauerei Keesmnann
keesmann banner
Klosterbräu
bamberg klosterbräu banner

Mahrs-Bräu
bamberg mahrs banner
Der Kronprinz
kronprinz banner

Ambräusianumambräusianum bannerBrauhaus zum Sternla
Ahörnla Braugastatte
Brauhaus Landwinkl
Brauerei & Erlebnis Gärtnerei Hopfengarten Bamberg

Bamberg Kellers:

Spezial Keller
spezial keller banner
Wilde Rose Bräu Keller
bamberg wilde rose banner
Fässla Keller
Bootshaus im Hain
Zum Einhornskeller

Die Altenburg  Sadly closed the end of 2023
castle and beer

Biergarten auf Unterer Brücke Closed after one season

New to Beerwanderers: Pubs:

Der Pelikan
Rotenschild
Zapfhahn
Galerie am Stephansberg
beer house beer barrelDas Eckerts
Strawanza

Brüderla (BroBier)
Hopfenhaus

Café Abseits sadly closed but now Himalaya Indian Food with a good tap beer line-up
pub front beer biergarte

Outside of Bamberg, try The Pocket Guide to the Best Bamberg Countryside Breweries
wildflowers, golden beer in logo glass, pub interior

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