HopfenBierGut - the museum with tasting in the former granary of Spalt

… discover the world of hops and beer in an interactive and lively way

The most modern hop and beer museum that there is currently! Explore the hop and beer town of Spalt on the three-dimensional city map! Immerse yourself into the hop growing cyle at the panorama cinema! Step into the walk-in brew kettle! Experience the beer culture of other countries at the media beer table!

 We are looking forward to your visit!

The interactive journey through our museum contains many surprises
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New concept with museum, event space, museum store

Impressive dimensions: 36 meters long, 13 meters wide, 20 meters high

The Kornhaus is a colossal half-timbered building that is unique even for this region.

According to a chronicler, half-timbering and the wooden interior construction were (and still are) so imposing that a "mighty forest" was necessary for its carpentry.

An exciting journey of the past
Interactive and true to life
Culinary meets beer enjoyment
Interactive Museum

Not only our opinion, for this reason, we are really proud of having received the Bayrischer Museumspreis (Bavarian Museum Prize) in 2017.


Opening hours and guided tours

Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Last admission to the museum: 4 p.m.

Regularly open on public German holidays excepting: New Year, Epiphany, Good Friday (Karfreitag, date varies), Reformation Day (October 31), All Saints' Day, Christmas Eve (December 24), Christmas Day, Day after Christmas  and New Year's Eve.

Guided tours in German through the museum take place regularly on Sundays at 11 a.m.

No registration required. For guided tours in English, however, we kindly ask you to call us at 0049 (0)9175 7965 50.

An expert museum guide will take you on an exciting journey through tradition and modernity. After the tour, you will taste a 0.2 l Spalter beer or a non-alcoholic drink at the tasting bar and receive the glass to take home.

 Further information at: Public guided tours

The Spalter Brewing Workshop at the Muse
The Spalter Brewing Workshop at the Muse

Discover the passion of beer brewing and become a real beer connoisseur! Brew your personal beer under the expert guidance of our master brewers during a brewing course in the Spalter Brewing Workshop. Along with Franconian breakfast and lunch you’ll learn all necessary theory and practice the steps from milling to bottled beer! Afterwards you’ll be able to brew your beer at home!

The Spalter Brewing Workshop at the Muse

The museum with beer tasting in the former granary (Kornhaus)

…Discover the world of hops and beer in an interactive and lively way!

After an extensive renovation, the world of hops and beer can be experienced at the HopfenBierGut museum on 1200 square meters under more than 550 year old wooden beams underlining the location’s perfect ambiance.
Interactive presentations bring the world of hops and the art of brewing to life!
Experience, taste, be amazed - in keeping with the motto, all will happen here.
The exhibition of the HopfenBierGut museum consists of interactive, modern elements as well as historical and original samples.

All exhibition pieces are related to Spalt's hops and beer history and show how people (have) work(ed) and (have) live(ed) with hops from then to now.
Special thanks to the lenders who have made their pieces, some of them family-owned, available for display.
We invite you to experience how hops and beer have noticeably shaped the town and landscape.

Come to know the fascination of Spalter's art of brewing with the only (still existing) municipal brewery in Germany.

Mr Udo Weingart, 1st Mayor of Spalt and the team at HopfenBierGut are looking forward to your visit!