Take a look behind the scenes at the brewery where Bremen's world-famous beer is made.
Beer brewing is a centuries-old tradition on the Weser
Beer has been brewed in Bremen since the 11th century. The quality of the traditional Bremen beers, such as rotbier, porter and ale, is not only appreciated in the local region however. Bremen's beers have been exported on a large scale to the Netherlands, the UK and Scandinavia.
Today, Beck's is one of the top three brands worldwide for Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewing company. Its German headquarters are located in Bremen. Now brewed and bottled in 15 locations worldwide, the brand is available today in more than 120 countries around the globe. Some 3,000 bottles of Beck's beer are opened every minute. It may be a household name around the world but the distinctive key on the Beck's emblem, in the style of the Bremen coat of arms, is always a reminder of the beer's origin.
Tour of Beck's Brewery
A tour of Beck's Brewery provides a wealth of fascinating information about the art of brewing and the Beck's and Haake-Beck brands. As well as looking round the museum, visitors can see the ingredients store and brewhouse, the malt silos, and the fermentation and storage tanks. Two ten-minute films and a cinema presentation complete the tour. Afterwards, there is an opportunity to sample the beers.
'Alex' - ship with green sails
A brewery tour can easily be combined with a visit to the Alexander von Humboldt, the iconic three-masted ship used in promoting Beck's beer. German TV viewers will recall the advertisement with the bright green sails and the distinctive sound of 'Sail Away' by Joe Cocker. The Alexander von Humboldt has done more than 500,000 nautical miles, crossed the Atlantic several times and circumnavigated Cape Horn. Nowadays the ship, known as Alex, serves as a floating hotel and restaurant.
Thu.-Sat. 10 am, 11.30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm (german & english), 4.30 pm, 6 pm
Mon-Wed 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm
Thu-Sat 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm, 16.30pm and 6pm
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Groups on request
Please note: Not every tour is offered in English, please check with your booking.
Adults 11.90 €
1-10 persons €220.00
11-20 persons €380.00
21-30 persons €570.00
31-40 persons €760.00
41-50 persons €950.00
51-60 persons €1.140.00
Please note: To participate in the tour, you must be at least 16 years of age and be wearing sturdy footwear.