Take a tour through Hesse's largest private Beer Brewery

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Licher Brauerei - the largest private beer brewery in Germany
Licher Brauerei - the largest private beer brewery in Germany

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Did you ever want to tour a famous German brewery to see how German beer gets produced as well as participate at a beer tasting of the world class Licher Pilsner beer?

The Licher Privatbrauerei Ihring-Melchior GmbH is a famous brewery in Lich (Lich vacation rentals | Lich travel guide), Hesse. Lich is located about 12 km southeast of Giessen (Giessen vacation rentals | Giessen travel guide). The brewery has 250 employees and is therefore the largest private brewery in Hesse. Licher Beer has also been market leader since 1988 in Hesse. Their beer is famous in Hesse and well beyond Hesse. Indeed, it is known to be one of the top 20 beers in the German beer market.

The Lich brewery offers private tours where you first watch a movie about the company, its history, and their products. But who wants just a movie? As a highlight you get to tour the brewery in Lich and taste the famous beer fresh from the tap.

We recommend after the tour to stroll to Lich's charming downtown. There are lots of good restaurants and small shops that offer you a perfect way of ending the day.

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Location, Map, and Driving Directions

Location: Am Hardtberg, 35423 Lich, Germany

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You'll need to make a reservation by phone or email (see below) to attend any of the following tours. Cost is only 3 € per person.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m
  • Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursdays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Contact Information

Phone: +49 (0) 6404-82-5136

Related Links

Licher Brauerei: Sign up form for brewery tour


Licher Brauerei


Licher Brauerei: Details about visiting the brewery


Wikipedia: Lich



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