Kuchelbauer’s Bierwelt

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Schlenkerla  (476) , Austria | January 24, 2016
We came here on 23.1.2016. Kuchlbauer is one of the oldest Weissbier breweries in the world and received the brewery permission already in the year 1300. The current owner Mr. Salleck approached the famos Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the year 1999 to design and build a 70 m high art tower next to his brewery. The 35 m (70 m were not permitted as the tower would have been higher than the churches in the region) art tower was finally built in 2008 by Hundertwasser’s partner and architect. Hundertwasser died in 2000. We were very lucky and Mr. Salleck personally guided us through the brewery and the tower. He likes to take over the 10:00 am tour on Saturday. The tour takes 1.5 hours and is a mix of brewery, art and some very childish elements (to be ignored but not disturbing). The story sbout Mr. Salleck’s unbelievable perseverence over 10 years to finish this project is amazing. Knowing how conservative Bavaria is, I am very impressed!! The tower consists of typical Hundertwasser elements, but also beer relating symbols like hops, yeast, barley, wheat,...and several thousand colored bottles were integrated in walls and floors. A huge, apparently the world’s largest, collection of Weissbier glasses is located on one of the lower floors. At the end we enjoyed a delicious Turmweisse, really an excellent beer. Next to the brewery is a small but nice Hundertwasser museum. Recommend to buy the combined ticket for tour and museum. Admission fees were absolute reasonable. As this project is so unique for Bavaria, Hundertwasser was such an extraordinary artist and the beers are excellent, an absolut MUST visit when you are in the region.
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  • AMBIANCE 1/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 5/20
madthom8  (126) Kingsbridge, England | September 16, 2013
Visited July 2013. Ummm. Has to seen to be believed. A weird amusement park at a brewery. There is a biergarten next to the bizarre tower which is where I sat and ate and drank Schierlinger Pils. My notes on this place are brief: ’abomination’. Yet, I suppose the kids will be occupied while mom and dad get to drink some beer. You can get into the biergarten for free but be warned the admission to the ’Beer World’ for adults is €11. I was talking to young local fellow on the train back to Regensburg and he surprisingly said that the local reception to this was generally positive. Surprising as it sits on the edge of a beautiful, historic town.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bottleman  (15) Idar-Oberstein, Germany | January 4, 2010
In Kuchelbauer´s Bierwelt präsentiert sich die Welt des Bieres auf aussergewöhnliche Weise. Erleben Sie Brautradition in einer der ältesten Brauereien der Welt!

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