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historic smoked beer brewery

In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla. First mentioned in 1405 and now run by the Trum family in the 6th generation, it is the fountain of Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer (in German language it's called "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier"). The smoked beer is here at the brewery tavern still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition.

"Even if the brew tastes somewhat strange at the first swallow, do not stop, because soon you will realize that your thirst will not decrease and your pleasure will visibly increase."

Brauereiausschank Schlenkerla


Schlenkerla wins gold medal at the 2015 Australian Beer Awards. If you want to drink Schlenkerla down under, you can find addresses here.

List of international retailers updated. Find our Schlenkerla Smokebeer in Australia, the UK and the USA near you. Also other countries available.

Opening hours :

open daily from 9.30 to 23.30 hours

warm meals from 12.00 til 22.00 hours
"Frühschoppen" from 9.30 hours

Beergarden in the Dominikanerhof (adjacent to Schlenkerla) - wheather permitting - open from Easter to October.

openen hours Christmas and New Years

Schlenkerla is official sponsor of SlowFood

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Welcome to the website of the Schlenkerla!
To have a quick overview over the contents of our virtual Schlenkerla, please have a look at the table of contents (please note: links on our website are in red color!). We wish you a pleasant stay in our "virtual Schlenkerla" and hope to be able to welcome you once in real-life in Bamberg, the World Cultural Heritage (UNESCO) in the heart of Franconia.

Family Trum

Historic Smoked Beer Brewery Schlenkerla - Dominikanerstrasse 6 - 96049 Bamberg - Germany - Tel: +49 (951) 56060 - write eMail
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