Ducal Bavarian Brewery of Tegernsee

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Ducal Bavarian Brewery of Tegernsee
Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee KG
LocationTegernsee, Bavaria, Germany
Coordinates47°42′30″N 11°45′24″E / 47.70833°N 11.75667°E / 47.70833; 11.75667Coordinates: 47°42′30″N 11°45′24″E / 47.70833°N 11.75667°E / 47.70833; 11.75667
Openedallegedly ca. 1050 – attestedly 1675
Annual production volume130,000 hectolitres (110,000 US bbl)[1]
Active beers
Name Type
Tegernseer Hell Helles
Tegernseer Dunkles Dunkel
Tegernseer Export Dortmunder Export
Tegernseer Pils German-style Pilsner
Tegernseer Quirinus Dunkler Doppelbock Doppelbock
Seasonal beers
Name Type
Blauer Page Bock

The Ducal Bavarian Brewery of Tegernsee (German Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee KG) is a brewery in Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany, located inside the north wing of former Tegernsee Abbey and owned by Maria Anna, Duchess in Bavaria, youngest daughter of Max, Duke in Bavaria.[2]


The business traces its roots back to a brewery that was allegedly founded in the year 1050 at lake Tegernsee, where in 746 the Benedictine Tegernsee Abbey had been established. However, the documented history can only be traced back to 1675, when abbot Bernd Wenzel relocated the monastery's brewery all the way from Holzkirchen to Tegernsee.[3]

A Benedictine monastery did not invariably brew beer. In fact, in the days of the monastery, most monks in Bavaria favored wine over beer. Duke Maximilian I compiled a list of all Bavarian breweries in 1604, and Tegernsee was not mentioned. And if the monastery had already had a brewery, the relocation from Holzkirchen in 1675 would not have been necessary. So, it is assumed that there has not been a brewery here before the first half of the 17th century. [Source needed?]

Since then, the brewery has operated under a number of different names, including Tegernseer Klosterbrauerei ("Tegernsee Monastic Brewery"). After the secularization in the beginning of the 19th century, it was purchased in 1817 by Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria from Karl Joseph von Drechsel and incorporated under the name Königlich braunes Brauhaus Tegernsee ("Royal Brown Brewhouse of Tegernsee"). Since then, it has been in the ownership of the House of Wittelsbach.


Today's company behind the brewery is named Herzoglich Bayerisches Brauhaus Tegernsee KG and is still based in Tegernsee. In 2011 another filling line was erected in Gmund, only 5 kilometres (3 mi) away.[4]

Inside the same building as the main production facility, restaurant Herzogliches Bräustüberl Tegernsee is located. The widely known Bräustüberl ("Brewpub") serves mainly Tegernseer Beer, yet is an independent company, led by Peter Hubert.

Beers of Brauhaus Tegernsee were for a long time mainly popular in the local district of Miesbach. Yet lately the brand is marketed all over Germany.


  1. ^ Bautz, Nina (24 May 2012). "Augustiner & Tegernseer: Jetzt werden die Kultbiere knapp". Tz. Munich. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  2. ^ "CompanyHouse: Herzogliches Brauhaus Tegernsee GmbH". Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Herzogliches Bräustüberl Tegernsee - Die Geschichte des Bräustüberls". Peter Hubert GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 12 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Neue Abfüllanlage bereits in Betrieb". Lokale Stimme UG. 26 February 2012. Archived from the original on 1 December 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2016.