Advertised as the oldest brewery in the world. We checked out the main hall and the kellar, very atmospheric. Beers are the usual Weihenstephan stuff, but I think this is the tastiest weizen beers around.
Spent 3 hours here on the last Sunday afternoon of November ’11.
Upon arrival at 2.15pm - the place was packed with groups comprised largely of families lunching, but by the time we left it was mostly empty!
There are many different rooms, probably 4 or 5 inside, plus a large beer garden that was not open at this time of year.
The room we chose was down a small flight of stairs and resembled a medium sized cellar.
A string quartet was playing in the corner for the first hour we were there.
To the business end ...
8 beers available on tap on my visit, so I worked my way 0.3l (available on most) ipours.
I visited, Helles, Dunkels, Weiss, Dunkels Weiss, Korbinium, Pils, St Vitus Bock and finished by sharing a bottle of ’Infinium’ the champagne beer in collaboration with Sam Adams - served by the waiter into ’Infinium’ flutes, whilst the bottle rested in an iced bucket
The service was very good and they soon adapted to our pace of drinking and my 2 x 0.3l to my friends 0.5 !
The food was amongst the best I have experienced in my many trips to Germany.
This day was the last of a 3 week ’game’ festival, so I opted for the Game stew.
Amazing !!! Hare Hock, Roast Boar and Venison steak with dumplings and red cabbage!
Cannot recommend highly enough and will visit in the summer next time to sample the beer garden.
From Munchen you can catch an RE train (23 mins) to Freising Hbf.
From here it is a 15/20 minute walk or E7.50 in a cab.
We got a cab back to Munchen Airport for E25 which is worth knowing.
December 2011. For anyone traveling via Munich airport, if you don’t spend your last night in Freising and climb the hill to Weihenstephan, than shame on you! That’s precisely what we did on our last night in Germany, and we couldn’t have been happier. This place is amazing. With a great view of the town and a warm, welcoming environment, you simply can’t beat sipping on the awesome Weihenstephaner offerings just steps from their kettles and munching on the savory regionally classic meals. It was a bit pricey, but well worth it, and I’ll go back in a second next time we make the trek to Bavaria. (Brewery #570)
We were there a bit too early, 10 am, so it wasn’t possible to get any warm food but bartender was kind enough to get as something to eat while we were enjoying the Weihenstephaner brews. Reasonable prices, especially beers were cheap. Good service. Nice place. There are also great views from the garden nearby to the city of Freising and German Alps. Now it wasn’t. It was too foggy. 11 beers on taps. And Infinium in 750 ml bottles available. Definitely worth visiting.
We visited this place on 6.1.2014 on our way back from California. Was great to be finally at this traditional place where beers were brewed already in the 10th century. The beer restaurant is just ok, the service not very friendly and the food mediocre, but they have all the great Weihenstephan beers on tap. We had the pale Weizenbier, the unfiltered Pils, the traditional Dunkel and the Weizenbock, all great!!!
This place is one of my favorite places in the world to drink. Amazing cellar atmosphere with great ambiance. The beers are some of Germany’s finest, especially the Weissbiers. It didn’t hurt that there was a sexy 20ish waitress with huge cans serving us. If Jehova spoke to me right now and told me that I could only visit one beer spot before being condemned, I would choose Weihenstephaner. Update: roll me in here on my death bed. Pure heavenly bliss. Beautiful beer garden, kick ass cellar restaurant, and best beer on earth.
About 1 hour train ride and walk out of town. Came here expecting to see a brewery and there was but it is all very new and industrial. The restaurant offers a nice ambiance however, large patio/biergarten that was closed when we were there. The food at the restaurant was really really good, German cuisine revisited I guess you could call it, with a whole page of fresh seasonal / locally procured options. The beer was nice, pretty much every Weihenstephaner beer + a one off seasonal that was a brewpub exclusive. Service was very professional and our waitress spoke good english. Very satisfying visit.