Hopfenland Hallertau Tourismus e.V.

Highlights in the region

Hopfenland Hallertau Tourismus e.V. / Anton Mirwald

Hop experience farms

Specially trained hop ambassadors take guests back to their hop farms to the good old days when the precious cones were still plucked by hand: Pure hop-picking romance! Visitors can experience hops up close on a hop tour and finish off with a taste of beer and hop tea with Bavarian delicacies.
Hopfenland Hallertau Tourismus e.V.

German Hop Museum

In the German Hop Museum in the hop metropolis of Wolnzach, visitors can learn everything there is to know about hops. From botany to beer brewing, from cultivation to the hop trade, from history to the present day.
Brewery zum Kuchlbauer GmbH Co KG

Kuchlbauer Tower

The Kuchlbauer wheat beer brewery, which has held the brewing rights since 1300, is one of the oldest breweries in the world. Since 2010, the Kuchlbauer Tower, an architectural project based on plans by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, has attracted many thousands of visitors every year. You can also visit the KunstHausAbensberg and gain an insight into the plans, works and life of Friedensreich Hundertwasser in the exhibition.
Scheyern Monastery

Scheyern Monastery

In Scheyern Monastery, the former seat of the Wittelsbach dynasty, art lovers can admire the church treasures of bygone times and day-trippers can enjoy the beautiful countryside with its many cycling and hiking trails. The beautiful beer garden is the ideal place to stop off and sample the beer from the monastery brewery and Bavarian delicacies.
Hopfenland Hallertau Tourismus e.V. / Anton Mirwald

Castle Brewery Au

The Schlossbrauerei Au-Hallertau is located in the heart of the Hallertau, idyllically next to Au Castle, in the market town of Au i. d. Hallertau, and can look back on over 400 years of brewing tradition. Au's beers are known and loved throughout the region and the beautiful beer garden with its old chestnut trees invites you to linger.
District Office Freising, Dietmar Denger

Guided city tours - through the charming Hallertau towns and communities

On a guided tour, you can learn more about the history of the Hallertau towns and communities, their most important places and how the "green gold" has shaped a region for centuries. You embark on a You go on a journey into the past, with interesting stories and amusing anecdotes, and can visit the historic buildings of the original and idyllically situated towns. Guided tours are available on various topics, such as hop and beer tours, bunker tours or culinary and musical tours.


The Hallertau is harmonious and lovely, multifaceted and versatile. The impressive hop gardens cast a spell over almost all visitors. Far away from all the hustle and bustle, you can experience the uniqueness of nature. Quiet, dreamy corners, impressive views, cultural insights, sights, rustic beer gardens and many hop and beer experiences await visitors.
Here you can discover historic monasteries and churches and visit picturesque towns and villages. The German Hop Museum in Wolnzach and the Kuchlbauer Tower in Abensberg, which was built according to plans by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, are also always worth a visit. You should also not miss out on a brewery tour with beer tasting or a guided tour of a traditional hop farm, where you can learn a lot about the life and work of a hop farmer. Numerous adventure trails on very different themes await nature lovers and explorers. Narrow paths and hiking routes with information boards and adventure stations combine nature enjoyment, information and fun for all ages.
The Hallertau can also be explored by bike. The incomparable backdrop of hop gardens up to seven meters high, the hills and the many river valleys guarantee varied cycling tours for different levels of difficulty. One tip is the 170-kilometre "Hallertauer Hopfentour" - a circular cycle tour with five cross-connections and good links to the Bavarian network for cyclists. The starting point is freely selectable on this circular cycle route.