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Deutsches Technikmuseum - Historical brewery

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Historical brewery

Photo: View into the brewing room from 1909 with its copper vats and shining fittings

View into the brewing room

Free guided tours are offered on Sundays at 10.30 a.m. and 12 p.m. and also Tuesday to Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Beer is a natural beverage produced by fermentation and can look back on a history of over 6,000 years. Reason enough for the Technikmuseum to exhibit processes and technology for beer brewing. The historical brewery was hence set up in the museum park, in a former warehouse of a brewery (Nürnberger Tucher Bräu AG).

Although the brewery does not operate, the exhibition concentrates on explaining the traditional methods of brewing using technical equipment from the early 20th century.

The brewing room with its vats, dating back to 1909, forms the heart of the brewery. It is accessible via a historical, cast-iron stairs and, with its copper vats, shining fittings, handwheels and pipes, represents a very special technical monument.

Painted poster ...

Poster advertising announcing beer transport with carafe

All the other brewing equipment is clearly arranged on four levels around the brewing room, so that visitors can easily follow the art of brewing.

Until the middle of the 19th century, brewing was characterised by experienced and manual labour. After this time, science and technology gained a foothold in this craft. The historical brewery displays this phase of development, i.e. the transition from craft to industry.