"Radeberger Brewery Tour" Radeberg Things to Do Tip by richiecdisc

Radeberg Things to Do: 1 reviews and 5 photos

  the new stainless steel vessels at Radeberger
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  • the new stainless steel vessels at Radeberger - Radeberg
      the new stainless steel vessels at Radeberger
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  • squeaky clean indeed - Radeberg
      squeaky clean indeed
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  • the bottling line - Radeberg
      the bottling line
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  • the family arrives for their tour - Radeberg
      the family arrives for their tour
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  • D & family enjoy a collective Zwickelbier - Radeberg
      D & family enjoy a collective Zwickelbier
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You can find Radeberg's top notch Pilsner just about anywhere in Dresden and now in many large cities around Germany, but drinking it where it is made is always special and if you come all this way to do that, you may as well do a tour of the brewery. This needs to be prearranged but for 9? you get a fairly lengthy tour (unfortunately only available in German) of their sparkling facility. The brewery was completely refurbished after the fall of the Iron Curtain. At the conclusion of the tour you sit at benches and watch a movie about the brewery and are served a fresh class of their signature Pilsner. The also provide some nice rolls to snack on and then comes the true treat of the tour, a class of their very tasty and super fresh Zwickelbier. This is an unfiltered version of the pils but it shows you just how much filtering changes not only the appearance of a beer but also the taste. It is a much fruitier brew and though not quite as bitter it retains its hallmark dryness. Very tasty indeed. Depending on where you sit, you can get more than one of each beer so try to sit up front. If they see you have finished your beer, they will offer another. We unfortunately were in the back of the movie seating area and only got one of each. Thankfully, some in our party could not even drink their two beers and I was more than happy to help them with theirs.

A nice touch is after you finish, they invite you to come up to wash your glass and they provide a box so you can bring it home with you. Radeberg's glasses are some of the nicest in Germany and make for a great souvenir.

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  • Updated Jun 17, 2011
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