Das Kloster Scheyern in Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe In der Klosterkirche des Klosters Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe Im Biergarten des "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe Der Gasthof "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG Foto: Harald Landsrath/pixabay.com In der Klosterscha╠łnke Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe Im Biergarten des "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe Der Brauereigasthof "Mu╠łllerbra╠łu" in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Foto: Uwe Miethe
Bycicle tour

Cycling pleasure meets the art of brewing

Art of brewing
Animals & Nature
Food highlight

E-bike tour to traditional breweries around Pfaffenhofen

Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm
6 h
54 km
Key facts of the tour
This tour is something for beer lovers and landscape enthusiasts. Three breweries are visited, in between the ride goes along streams, through shady forests, gentle hilly landscapes and between - how could it be otherwise - hop fields.

With 53 kilometres and some differences in altitude, the circular tour is ideally suited for an e-bike, but can also be ridden well on a trekking or sports bike if you have a bit of fitness.

The paths are very well developed, and if you cycle alongside the road, then also on separate cycle paths.

Guided tours are offered at the Scheyer monastery brewery for groups of 10 or more. It is worth making an enquiry in advance if you are interested, even if you are travelling alone, perhaps you can join a group that has already registered: Telephone: 08441 7520.
A cycling tour for culture lovers and connoisseurs.

Arrive relaxed and use rental bikes from the local rental companies. The capacity for taking bicycles on trains is limited and taking your own bike on the train cannot be guaranteed, depending on the capacity.

Start and end station

Start station
Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)
5 tour steps
54 km / 6 Stunden
End station
Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.


Tour starts on Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)


DB Bicycle Service Station Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)

There are bicycle parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of Bamberg station.

Bahnhofstr. 7
Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm

Foto: Bartlomiej Banaszak, Lizenz: Deutsche Bahn AG


It is two kilometres to the bike rental and takes you about 25 minutes on foot. On call, the express bus line 5 will take you from the station to your destination in about 12 minutes. The bus line is a call bus service. You should order your ride at least 30 minutes before departure. Your destination stop is then "Raiffeisenstra├če Nord". You can order your bus ride from Stadtbus Pfaffenhofen at:
www.stadtbus-pfaffenhofen.de, phone 08441 40526000.


The Grochowina bicycle shop has been in Pfaffenhofen since 1970, and Bike4Family Zweiradfachmarkt Grochowina has been located at Raiffeisenstra├če 18 as a bicycle dealer, workshop and bicycle rental shop since 1980. In the meantime, the shop has also developed into an e-bike competence centre.

So if you want to rent an e-bike, this is the right address.

Please make a booking request in advance. The best way to do this is by telephone.

Raiffeisenstra├če 18
Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Phone: 08441 6866
Email Address: info@bike4family.de
Monday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Tuesday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Wednesday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Thursday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Friday: 09:30am - 06:30pm
Saturday: 09:30am - 04:00pm
Foto: Harald Landsrath/pixabay.com


You will now pass the B├╝rgerpark, which was laid out in 2017 for the small garden show "Nature in the City". You will pass the "Pf├Ąnder-" or "Hungerturm" (hunger tower), which was built around 1400 and where many a poor debtor, sometimes simply a sly and gambler, served their term of imprisonment. You cycle across Pfaffenhofen's main square, thus getting an impression of the old town centre of Paffenhofen. The main square is dominated by the town hall in the east and the parish church in the west. Both were built in the neo-Renaissance style in the 19th century.

After crossing the Gerolsbach, you cycle through the parks along the banks. At Mitterscheyern, the path turns south and leads you into Scheyern.

Scheyern Monastery, Monastery Brewery and Monastery Tavern

Almost 950 years ago, Scheyern Monastery was first founded in Bayrischzell and moved to Scheyern in 1119. The Wittelsbach dynasty had already settled here in 508.

The monastery is run by Benedictine monks. The educational and pastoral work as well as the maintenance of the monastery facilities need financial support. The monastery therefore runs several businesses. Central to this is sustainable management in small, regional cycles.

The monastery butchery, the brewery, the monastery tavern as well as the agricultural areas are oriented towards this principle. For example, the hops for the brewery are harvested in the surrounding area, partly even on the monastery's own land. The beer specialities brewed here are sold in the Klosterschenke, but also in other regional inns.

Guided tours of the brewery are available by appointment. There is a minimum group size of 10 people. A guided tour lasts 60 minutes and costs 4 euros per person. Visitors can register by calling 08441- 752230 or by e-mail.

In addition to the brewery tavern and restaurant, the Klosterschenke also has a hearty beer garden. From April to October, guests can sit here in the shade of old trees and enjoy the brewery's specialities. This can be accompanied by either homemade delicacies or, as is customary in Bavaria, snacks brought along. The beer garden is considered one of the most beautiful beer gardens in Upper Bavaria.

Schyrenplatz 1

Phone: 08441 7520
Email Address: verwaltung@kloster-scheyern.de
Monday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00pm
In der Klosterscha╠łnke Scheyern, Foto: Uwe Miethe


Your next stage covers about 25 kilometres and first takes you along the Schnatterbach. The landscape is slightly hilly, before Gerolsbach it is well downhill. In Strobenried you pass the church of St. Leonard, which was built in 1495. Now it is another 10 kilometres to the Metzgerbr├Ąu in Hohenwart. Shortly before Hohenwart, Englmannsberg Castle with the castle chapel is on the left. It dates back to the 15th century, but over time it was extended with farm buildings and structurally changed.

Metzgerbr├Ąu Hohenwart

The Gasthof Metzgerbr├Ąu has been family-owned for four generations and is writing brewing history here in the village.
What once began as a hobby soon led to the professional art of brewing. Whether seasonal bock beer, various summer beers or pale beers such as Zwickl and Paartalperle - the brewing specialities from Hohenwart are refreshing, drinkable and popular. The beers are served in the inn. If you want to take some beer home with you, you can have it bottled in 1-litre bottles.

Beer tastings, brewing courses and menu evenings are organised on request.

Metzgerbr├Ąustra├če 2

Phone: 08443 219
Email Address: schwarzbauer@metzgerbraeu.de
Wednesday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Im Biergarten des "Metzgerbra╠łu" in Hohenwart, Foto: Uwe Miethe


Your way back leads through the villages of Seibersdorf and Menzenbach. You will pass the 532 metre high Wolfsberg with the Pfaffenhofen broadcasting tower. Back in Pfaffenhofen, you will find the last brewery inn for today, a traditional one at the same time, on the main square.

Brauereigasthof M├╝llerbr├Ąu Pfaffenhofen

Beer was brewed on the main square in Pfaffenhofen as early as 1630. And the progenitor of the M├╝ller brewing dynasty is mentioned in old documents as early as 1776.

M├╝llerbr├Ąu Pfaffenhofen obtains almost all of its energy as well as its heating and cooling requirements from renewable sources and is thus at the forefront worldwide.
From 2024, the new brewery will be added to the tourist highlights, where guests will then be able to directly experience the brewing process and enjoy gastronomy at the same time. However, this is still a vision of the future behind the noise of the construction site in Kellerstra├če in Pfaffenhofen.

The M├╝llerbr├Ąu inn on the main square offers a wide range of M├╝llerbr├Ąu speciality beers - light, wheat or dark, non-alcoholic or bock. The pub serves delicious snacks for small appetites and homemade dishes for larger appetites.

Hauptplatz 2
Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm

Phone: 08441 4009110
Monday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 02:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 02:00pm and 05:00pm - 10:00pm
Der Brauereigasthof "Mu╠łllerbra╠łu" in Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Foto: Uwe Miethe

Tour ends on Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)


After you have returned your rental bike to Bike4Family, you can easily get back to the station and back home by train.

Tour map


Bahnhof Pfaffenhofen (Ilm)

Bahnhofstr. 7

85276 Pfaffenhofen a.d.Ilm

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