January 26, 2011


This was posted by @Marilyn_Res today on Twitter, and if you know me, you can probably guess how excited I am to discover this. A beer theme park! Even better, its in Bavaria! And geared to Weissbier! Could it be any better? Okay, it could have rollercoasters... The Kuchlbauer brewery in Abensberg revamped their tours two years ago to add animatronics, exhibitions, and some wacky architecture most personified by the Hundertwasser Tower, one of the last works of artist Friedensreich von Hundertwasser. Other features include what could be the worlds largest collection of wheat beer glasses, a mirrored staircase with a starry sky, and an interpretation of the Last Supper (I was hoping they added beer glasses, but I couldn't see any in the pics.) Regardless, sign me up! It's just north of Munich and accessible by rail, so on my next trip there, hopefully I'll be able to make a side trip. And in a sort of related note, I also discovered through this that the brewery of my favorite beer, Weihenstephan, is just north of the Munich airport. How I missed that all these years is beyond me, but at least now I know. You can read the BoingBoing article at the link below, or check out the brewery's website itself:
  • BoingBoing: Welcome to Bierwelt
  • Kuchlbauer's World of Beer
  • 1 comment:

    Jim said...

    Glancing at these pictures it looks surprisingly Disney-esque. How un-Bavarian, lol. I haven't checked out the site yet so I could be mistaken. I think I already know where you might be going on your next trip to Deutschland. Prost!

    Funny, we were actually checking fares for flights to Munich yesterday. Maybe we could meet up in the beergarden of the Augustiner Keller one day? :)