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The Fränkisches Brauereimuseum on the Michaelsberg has a wonderful select of old brewing equipment and breweriana.

The best beer bar in Bamberg is Cafe Abseits at Pödeldorfer Str. 39. It is around behind the train station. They have beers from some of the smaller breweries in the countryside (on a rotating "Beer of the Month" basis). A bit out of the way if you are in the Altstadt, but well worth the walk.

The official city and region website is

More information on Bamberg can be found at (English) (German) 

Points of Interest: Franconian Brewery Museum

Breweries in Bamberg


Bambergs newest brewery (opened 2004), just two doors down from Schlenkerla

Brauerei Fässla  A Jos Brouwer Top Pick

Closes at 1pm on Sunday.


Closes 2pm on Sunday.

Brauerei Heller (Schlenkerla)  A John Conen Pick A Jos Brouwer Top Pick A Don ScheidtTop 10 Pick


Brauerei Keesmann  A Günther Heinzel Top 10 Pick

Closes 3pm on Saturdays.


Mahrs - Bräu  A John Conen Pick A Jos Brouwer Top Pick

Closed from Sunday 3pm to Monday 4pm.

Brauerei Maisel  A John Conen Pick

Stopped brewing in 2008

The Maisel Keller is now the Fässla Keller.

Brauerei Spezial  A Jan-Erik Svensson Top 10 Pick A Jos Brouwer Top Pick A Frank Wetzel Top 10 Pick

Closes 2pm on Saturday.

Weyermann Röstmalzbierbrauerei 

Beers can be purchased at the "Fan Shop" (lpen weekdays) and at Cafe Abseits.

Some other places you may want to visit

Cafe Abseits 

Cafe Abseits is around behind the train station. They usually have beers from some of the smaller breweries in the countryside (on a rotating Beer of the Month basis). A bit out of the way if you are in the Altstadt, but well worth the walk


Sports bar with an very good selection of beers on tap and a good bottle list as well. Opens at 6pm weekdays, 3pm on weekends. Not far from Mahrs and Keesmann.


Opens at 5pm


Wine bar and pub. They usually have a number of interesting beers on draft The selection changes so its worth a stop to check it out. Open 8pm until late.

Spezial Keller 

Connected by family with the brewery in town, they serve the Spezial Lagerbier (rauchbier) from wooden kegs. Open year round (opens at 3pm) but an absolute must during the warmer months when you can sit outside and get a wonderful view of Bamberg. A bit of a hike up the hill, but that just makes the beer taste better when you get there.


A cozy little pub on the way up the hill to the Spezial Keller. Open from 6pm, Light food menu.


Some places open only in the warmer months

Wilde Rose Bräu-Keller 

Opens at 4pm (3pm on Sunday) from May to September. Closed for bad weather.

Other cities in the same district (Landkreis) as Bamberg

RöbersdorfRossdorf am ForstSambachSchammelsdorfSchederndorf
SchesslitzSchlüsselfeldSchönbrunn im SteigerwaldStaffelbachStegaurach