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Beer is a German cultural asset: the purity law has existed for over 500 years. It was issued in Bavaria on the exact day of April 23, 1516 – today this day is known as “German Beer Day”. Fun Fact: With over 200 breweries, the Upper Franconian administrative district has the highest concentration of breweries in the world.
But what’s really cool is where in Germany you can find the cheapest beer and the best breweries. The beer index of the vacation rental search engine “Hometogo” shows the 50 cities with the cheapest beer, the most types of beer and microbreweries. It also shows the cheapest places to stay.
- Beer index: Beer in Germany is the cheapest here
If you are looking for a brewery, we present five brewery pearls in more detail. “AlpacaCamping” has selected the best ones that are located near a campsite, so that nothing stands in the way of the relaxed fun of beer.
- Great breweries all over Germany close to campsites
Beer index: Beer in Germany is the cheapest here
If you are looking for the cheapest beer, you will be there Magdeburg Find it. The culturally rich city of Saxony-Anhalt attracts, among other things, with an average beer price of 1.12 euros per liter. But Magdeburg has a lot to offer in other ways too: for example buildings from the Gothic period such as Magdeburg Cathedral and fantastic tourist spots on the Elbe.
Only a little more expensive is beer Erfurt,Jena And Leipzig: There it costs an average of 1.14 euros per liter. This is probably why beer consumption is higher there. In Jena the average is 109 liters per person, in Erfurt 106 liters, in Magdeburg 100 liters and in Leipzig 84 liters.
In all the cities that follow, the price is higher than 1.20 euros. Here are the top 10:
- Magdeburg: 1.12 euros
- Erfurt, Jena and Leipzig: 1.14 euros
- Olpe: € 1.22
- Bamberg, Braunschweig: 1.25 euros
- Düsseldorf, Voerde: 1.26 euros
- Nuremberg, Pappenheim: 1.27 euros
- Mainz, Worms, Grünstadt: 1.29 euros
- Hannover, Hildesheim: 1.31 euros
- Munster, Marburg: 1.32 euros
- Berlin, Trier: 1.33 euros
Beer is expensive here, but accommodation is generally cheap
In terms of price per liter, beer is more expensive in the Bavarian cities of Unterschleissheim, Freising, Ingolstadt, Waakirchen and Munich. A liter costs on average 1.49 euros there.
However, the price in Waakirchen is put into perspective by budget accommodation. Because in the overall comparison, the city comes in second place with a price of 67.50 euros per night.
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Only holiday accommodation in Endingen am Kaiserstuhl in Baden-Württemberg is cheaper with an average of 65 euros per night. But even here the price of beer is 1.48 euros per liter. The same goes for Offenburg in Baden-Württemberg: the beer costs 1.48 euros, the holiday apartment 73.50 euros.
City with the largest number of beers and microbreweries
And who would have thought that? In Germany, not Munich, but Berlin has more to offer with 558 types of beer, followed by Hamburg (431) and Nuremberg (198), so that the Bavarian capital only comes in fourth with 172 types.
These four cities also rank in the top four for the number of microbreweries. In Berlin, 17 small companies brew hops and malt beer, eleven in Nuremberg, ten in Hamburg and nine in Munich.
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Great breweries all over Germany close to campsites
The beer has been brewed in the only private brewery on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein for over 130 years. The Dithmarscher brewery in Marne is a real pearl of the brewery. You can follow the brewing process on a tour. The tour takes you from the traditional brewery to bottling, where you will learn all about the art of brewing. The group then returns to the brewery cellar for a tasting.
If you do not want to give up enjoying beer and want to reach your sleeping place without a car, you will find the pitches in the immediate vicinity:
Zwönitz Brewery in the Ore Mountains
Fresh and homemade beer specialties: Since 1997 they have been available at the Zwönitz Brewery Inn in the Ore Mountains. Ten to 20 hectoliters of beer are produced every week. Since there are no transport routes, the beers do not need to be filtered, so that there is still enough yeast, which is primarily responsible for the maturation process.
With the use of brewer’s yeast, a natural product containing vitamins, minerals and natural flavors is created before your eyes. Campers don’t have to search far in advance for suitable parking, as there are numerous parking options around the Saxon brewery inn.
Lohmar Adventure Brewery in North Rhine-Westphalia
In the small adventure brewery in Lohmar in North Rhine-Westphalia, several beers are brewed in a 1000-liter brewery. You can also take a closer look at the process there – our storage and filling capabilities allow for on-site production and marketing.
Travelers can park their motorhome at the Meigermühle campsite, which is only about 100 meters from the brewery. This means that campers can easily walk back to the mobile home after enjoying the beer.
Barbarossa Brewery in Bavaria
The Brauhaus Barbarossa is located a few kilometers from Aschaffenburg and the Spessart Nature Park of Bavaria and Hesse. There visitors can open a barrel, in the truest sense of the word. You can taste homemade beers such as Barbarossa pale or seasonal beers.
Anyone wishing to learn more about the secrets of the art of beer can join a tour of the brewery or a personal seminar on brewing, with beer tasting, of course. The brewery also has its own RV parking.
Kirschenholz Brewery in Schleswig-Holstein
The Kirschenholz Beer brewery in Schillsdorf in Schleswig-Holstein produces its beer in the Nordic way according to the old tradition and the German purity law. Beer has been brewed there since 2006. The first beer was called Kirschenholzer Landbier. If you wish, you can also attend a brewing workshop there.
Practical for campers: The car parks are located in the immediate vicinity of the brewery and restaurants.