Breweries & Brewery Inns
Our family-run enterprises represent a long history and tradition in brewing and innkeeping in Southern Franconian Switzerland. Let yourself be treated at Fünf-Seidla-Steig with beer specialities and with traditional as well as modern types of Franconian cuisine! All year round we supplement our offers with products from our own distilleries. On special occasions we brew varied types of beer and beery delights are served by the restaurant kitchens.
Current information about our holidays and opening hours on public holidays:
Aug 20 – Sep 9
Normal closing days are listed along the opening hours of the inns. In addition you can find them as an overview of weekly closing days!!! Different closing days and opening hours – as long as there are ongoing limitations due to covid. Please inquire about individual openig hours and closing days directly with the respective inn website or by phone.
Here you will find our contact and opening hours:
The still so-called monastery brewery “Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe” derives from the former Benedictine monastery St. Bonifatius (Boniface) at Weißenohe. Since 1827 the brewery and inn have been run as a family-owned business.
Mainly every 3rd Saturday of each month there are guided tours through the brewery – for exact dates and information please contact our brewery website.
If you are looking for the possibility to stay overnight right at the location, we can offer one or more holiday apartments next to the brewery.
We look forward to your visit!
Urban Winkler with family (brewery), Franz Winkler with familiy (beergarden and holiday apartments) & Sandner family (inn)
- Traditional Franconian beers as the unfiltered „Zwickel Pils“ (dry hopped Pils with regional hops)
- Seasonal beer types (“Doppelbock” – a stronger beer with a taste and a more intense aroma of malt; “Festival beers”)
- Biological beer brewed according to ecological guidelines
- Traditional beers matured in pitched wooden barrels (“Weißenohe Barriques”)
- greenMONKey in 3 variations (dry hopped Franconian beers)
Klosterbrauerei (brewery) & Wirtshaus Klosterbrauerei Weißenohe (brewery inn)
Klosterstraße 20, 91367 Weißenohe
Brewery inn – „Wirtshaus“
Tel: 09192 6357
!!! Due to a personal change of the inn keepers the inn itself is not occupied regularly. For actual status on meals served in the beer garden please enquire with Tel.Nr. 0176 10301489. For meals to go please see to the below page.
Brewery – „Brauerei“
Tel: 09192 591
At the moment only the beer garden is opened – if the weather is fine to sit outside Sat from 10 a.m., Sun from 11 a.m.
Meals can/have to be brought with you. Due to a personal change in inn keeping there only is limited meal offer in June/July.
Groups wanting to visit outside our opening hours – please enquire.
Friedmann`s Bräustüberl (brewery inn) & Biergarten zum Bergschlösschen (seperate beer garden)
Our beergarden is situated highly above the narrow alleys of Gräfenberg. From here you will enjoy a phenomenal view overlooking the rooftops of the town up to the Nuremberg city boundaries. Sitting on comfortable wooden benches Franconian plates (“Brotzeit”) and Friedmann-Pils on tap are served. In the evenings you can enjoy the scenery by candle-light. A truly secret spot!
Or visit our old-Franconian brewery pub (“Bräustüberl”). We offer traditional Franconian food and warm meals made of local products served all day. Our fresh draft beers are perfectly enjoyed in the cosy parlours.
… one comment about the Friedmann brewery:
Since 1875 we brew our well-known types of beer in a family run business.
- „Sigi‘s Lager“ (naturally opaque beer)
Biergarten zum Bergschlösschen
Inn opening hours:
Winter season: Thur. and Fri. from 11 am; Sat. and Sun. from 10 am, Sundays kitchen until 7 pm
Summer season from April 17th: Wed. from 5 pm; Sat. and Sun. from 10 am, Sundays kitchen until 7 pm
Brauerei Friedmann (brewery)
Jägersberg 16, 91322 Gräfenberg
Tel: 09192 318
A warm Welcome!
We are pleased to greet you in our brewery guesthouse on your Fünf-Seidla-Steig-hike. Feel comfortable with a fresh draft beer – directly from the barrel – supplemented by our “Brehmer beer liquor”. The Brehmer-Stockum family and team welcomes you in the family-run brewery.
We also offer several rooms for accommodation in our guesthouse. Enjoying a substantial breakfast in the parlour you can easily plan your tours and hikes for the day.
- Amber-coloured Franconian beer with high original wort content (“Vollbier”)
- Naturally opaque wheat beer ( “Weizen”)
(brewery & inn)
According to wéather and the Bavarian incidence (daily avg. in last 7 days per 100,000) the beer garden will be opened on Fri. 21st of May according to the current rescrictions (see our inn website or Forchheim district website).
Mon to Wed from 3 p.m.
Thur and Fri from 11 a.m.
Sat from 10 a.m.
Our brewery was founded in 1897 and is run as a family business, now in its fifth generation together with the connected inn.
In the brew kettle heated by a wooden fire we brew the well-known “Hofmannstropfen” (Hofmann drops) with raw ingredients right from the region.
We warmly welcome you in our rustic-style parlours. Warm food is served all day and the kitchen provides you with homemade Franconian specialities and daily specials.
We look forward to your visit!
- „Dunkle Hofmannstropfen“ (Dark Hofmann drops)
- Naturally opaque Light Beer
Brauerei Hofmann (brewery & inn)
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day and the day after/ New Years Day
Our brewery was founded in July 2007. Contrary to the tendency at that time to closing down smaller breweries, we started off anew. With our strong aromatic and naturally opaque beers we clearly stand for the traditional handcraft and against so-called mass beers.
Our „Pils“ and „Dunkles“ (dark beer) were both awarded the gold „European Beer Star“.
Furthermore, time and again we keep brewing specials such as ale and smoked beer. We are also very proud of our “Elch-Whisky“ (Elk-Whiskey) which was first tasted in summer 2017.
Beer, liquor and Franconian dishes mix perfectly in our inn “Gasthof Seitz”. Let yourself be treated original “Franconian-style” in our old parlour or in the wonderful beer garden.
We look forward to see you!
Kugler and Seitz families
- Pils (naturally opaque cellar-Pils)
- “Kellerbier dunkel“ (dark cellar beer)
- Light wheat beer
Gasthof Seitz – Thuisbrunner Elch-Bräu (inn & brewery)
Thuisbrunn 11, 91322 Gräfenberg
Tel: 09197 221
We will be opened from May 14th 1) if the Bavarian incidence (daily avg. in last 7 days per 100,000) stays below 100. Opening hours will be Fri -Sun & Tue from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.