Thank you, German Purity Laws. For without them, beer production in Germany would be just like everywhere else in the world and not as special as it truly is. And sadly, that would make Mainburg just your average little town.
But, laws as they are and geography as it is, Mainburg isn’t just you average town, it’s situated within the largest hop growing region in the world, known as the Hallentau (no hops, no beer).
For you non-beer loving folks, Mainburg also has stuff of historical importance, as this area’s been around since the 8th century. ;-)
Mainburg — Top Areas Of Interest
But, for right now let’s stick with all things beer. Mainburg’s home to the German Hop Museum, a curious little place that explains all about the little plant that makes beer, well beer. There’s also an annual Hops Celebration held on the 2nd weekend in June and VERY popular attracting thousands of visitors from all over.
In addition to the hop, asparagus is also widely grown throughout this region. But, sadly the little yummy veggie doesn’t get the recognition it deserves next to the beer making hop. Might we suggest eating some and washing it down with a good brew?
For a wonderful blend of culture and history Mainburg’s Gallimarkt is one of the oldest fairs in all of Bavaria, having been held for more than 600 years. The Gallimarkt is a four day festival with plenty of eating, drinking, music, and even an animal auction.
For something a bit quieter, a visit to the 10th century Monastery Scheyern might be in order. There must be something special about this place as the current Pope Benedict XVI was once a frequent visitor.
Another great way to see Mainburg is along the Old Railway. These former railroad tracks are now bicycling trails through the inviting countryside.
Bavaria isn’t the most visited region in Germany for nothing; and it’s places like Mainburg, with its history (and beer), that make it that way.