Euroregion Elbe/Labe

Saxon Brewery Museum Rechernberg

Museum of Saxon brewing tradition next to active brewery

Beer has been brewed in Rechenberg since 1558. From 1647 the Electoral Chamber (i.e. the Saxon Elector) was the owner of the brewery. It was sold in 1834 to the municipality of Nassau, which sold it again in 1842. It was in private hands until its nationalization in 1972 and since 1990. It is thus one of the oldest breweries still in production in Saxony.

In 1995, the operation of a new brewery building began. The old brewery was subsequently restored and converted into a brewery museum with fully functional brewing equipment, one of the best preserved of its kind in Germany. In it, the history of the brewery and the entire process of traditional beer production - from the raw materials to the finished product - are presented. The complete preservation of the historically valuable building fabric, starting from the brewhouse anno 1780 up to the underground vaulted cellars in unity with the complete and fully functional brewing technology, is considered to be widely unique.

During a guided tour you will get to know the whole process of traditional beer production. The tour ends after about 2 hours with a beer tasting in the magnificent cross vaults of the former malt house, today's Schalander.


An der Schanze 3
09623 Rechenberg-Bienenmühle


Tel: +49 37327 88015



Opening hours

Guided tours

Tue-Fri: 11:00 and 14:00
Sat, Sun, public holidays: 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00


Adults: 9,50 € (beer included)

Children: 3,00 €


Brewery store (souvenirs, beer)

Brewery restaurant Schalander


The bus stop "Brauereimuseum, Rechenberg-Bienenmühle" directions_railway directions_bus is only a few steps away from the brewery museum.

From the train station Rechenberg directions_railway directions_bus (with connection from Freiberg) it is about 500 m walking distance to the museum.

Parking spaces are located directly in front of the brewery museum.

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