A look behind the scenes at our brewery
The Warsteiner brewery in the Waldpark, one of the most contemporary breweries in Europe, was, right from the beginning, deliberately designed as a visitor-friendly brewery. After all, anyone who takes so much care with brewing a premium class Pilsner is quite happy to let you look over their shoulder. The Warsteiner World is our visitor centre. Here, you can learn everything about our company and our products – in addition, it is the starting point of our visitor railway. From here, you can explore our brewery! Our multilingual brewery tour, which takes about 1.5 hours, is offered in German, English and Dutch. Please note that our filling systems sometimes have to undergo maintenance and may be cleaned during normal working hours, and are also not in operation on weekends and public holidays.
This is what awaits you on our Brewery Tour
Experience the origins of the Warsteiner brewery. With over 200 exhibits, our brand exhibition shows highlights from more than 250 years of brand history. Old barrels, glasses and bottles, labels and advertising motifs tell of our early beginnings and successes of today.
Before you visit the brewery itself, take a seat in the ‘Rotarium’ museum cinema, our 360° multimedia theatre. The special thing about it is the electronically-controlled revolving platform which moves the audience directly to the current scenes, so that you are always right at the heart of the action and are integrated into the story. You can find out everything about us and our over 265 years of brewing tradition.
Brewery Tour with a visitor Railway
After the presentation, you will then take the train across our company premises which covers an area of about 63 football pitches! You will be taken through our Sudhaus and past the fermentation tanks; you will see the bottling process, and find out how our beer is transported by rail – we actually have our own railway siding. A modern on-board information system explains everything you could want to know in words and pictures on large, flat screens. Please note that our filling systems sometimes have to undergo maintenance and may be cleaned during normal working hours, and are also not in operation on weekends and public holidays.
After the brewery tour is before the ‘product testing’! At the end, free drinks from the Warsteiner portfolio are offered – our complete product range is waiting for you to discover it free-of-charge for up to two hours! In addition to the drinks, there is a delicious Sauerland potato stew for you to enjoy.
A visit to our shop is always worth it. Here, you will find souvenirs and specialities relating to the Warsteiner brewery. You can also enter the shop without a booked brewery tour.
Book your brewery tour
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Opening hours visitor centre
Only exhibition and shop:
Thursday to Saturday: 10 — 14 o’clock,
Sunday to Wednesday closed.
Please refer to our booking calendar for the available dates and book them exclusively online. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Please note that due to the Covid 19 measures there may be postponements or cancellations of your booking at short notice. Of course, we will inform you about this in good time.
Price per person: 19.50 euros Children & young people (10 — 15 years of age): 9.50 euros Young children (0 — 9 years of age): free-of-charge
We regularly update our tour offer with regard to our tour times and group sizes in accordance with the legally valid Corona guidelines.
Basically, in all rooms, both in our multimedia cinema and the visitors’ railroad and our store, the wearing of a medical mouth-nose protection continues to apply. This also applies to all children from school age onwards.
Please follow the applicable hand hygiene rules, keep a distance of 1.5 meters from others and pay attention to coughing and sneezing etiquette. If you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, cold or fever, please postpone your visit.
As of August 20, according to new corona protection regulations, all guests who are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered are required to present a negative rapid antigen test or a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours. Please take note of this when you arrive.
Please note that our filling lines sometimes require maintenance and cleaning during normal working hours and are also not in operation on weekends and holidays.
Youth protection measures
No distribution of alcoholic beverages to children and adolescents according to the Youth Protection Act.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I bring pets?
Unfortunately, pets cannot join the brewery tour.
Can I bring food and drinks?
Bringing your own food and drinks is not allowed.
When is the store open?
Our store is open from Thursday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, as well as during tour times.
Can I cancel my ticket?
In principle, there is no right to return the tickets. In the case of services in the area of leisure activities with a fixed performance date or a fixed performance period, there is no right of withdrawal or return. Every order is binding with the conclusion of the contract and obligates to payment.
In case of cancellation or postponement of the booked tour date from our side, we will cancel the ticket free of charge or issue you a corresponding voucher, which can be redeemed at a later date.
Zu Hause im Waldpark
Our car parks are free-of-charge. You can charge your electric vehicle at our ‘e‑tap’. Naturally, all our areas are designed to be accessible for everyone.
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