Hi folks and welcome to the OGT Beer Blog! We're back from our tour of Munich and Bavaria and happy to say it was a tremendous success! In our first blog post, I’ll share highlights from that tour and introduce a few changes we have in store for our Summer 2017 tours.
Fall Tour Highlights
The highlight of the fall tour was the day we spent at the Schneider Weisse brewery (founded in 1607) followed by a ferry ride up the Danube River to Weltenburger Kloster (monastery & brewery, founded in 1050).
While touring Schneider Weisse, we bumped into their master brewer who was nice enough to spend time with us and let us taste one of his private, never-to-be-released brewing projects! We followed this with lunch and a tasting of all of the very special beers produced by this historic brewery.
From there we boarded a ferry for a scenic 40-minute ride up the Danube River to Weltenburger where we made a quick visit to the church (beautiful!) and then enjoyed several beers including their award-winning Asam Bock. It was a great day and a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone!
The "runner-up" highlight was our day-trip to the Bavarian Alps to visit Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhoff Palace. This included a drive along the Romantic Road with stops at the Wieskirche in Steingaden (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Plansee (scenic alpine lake), the town of Oberammergau, and lunch in Schwangau (great view of multiple castles).
"IF YOU LOVE TRAVEL AND LOVE BEER, AND WANT A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE, CONSIDER TAKING A TOUR WITH ORIGINAL GRAVITY TOURS." Andy B., Seattle, WA
Summer 2017 Tour Changes
Everyone knows Munich has a strong brewing culture... but most people have never heard of Bamberg.
Bamberg is a small medieval town of 70,000 people situated in Upper Franconia in northern Bavaria. With more than 200 independent breweries, Upper Franconia has the world’s highest density of breweries per capita!
In 2017 we’re expanding our itinerary to include two full days (3 nights) in Bamberg:
2017 Munich & Bamberg Tour Highlights
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