Qingdao Beer MuseumCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- Address: 56 Dengzhou Rd, Shibei, Qingdao, Shandong, China
- Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +86532 -83833437
- Ticket Price: 60 CNY
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museums, Brewery
This is a more than 100 year old brewing factory that had been built in place of a German Brewing Company. This company was formed in 1903 and was the 1st European organization of this type here. After almost a century this was turned into a Chinese factory with over 55 brewing and malt factories in 18 cities of China. They still have an awesome collection of local beer and malts showcased for foreign visitors.
This is an old 2 storey red building made in a very German style and forms one of the typical Gothic buildings of the city. As you go inside you find that old world charm with black and white photographs depicting the rich history of this place. There are 4 large copper brewing vessels that are known to have been made in Germany and were in use till the brewery closed down. Apart from these you will also find old brewing equipments and other such objects that are examples of the blend of German and Chinese culture.
It is not just a museum but also a place where you find a lot about the ingredients that are usually used in making good beer and brewing them. There is a huge stock of very good beer and malt from which you can taste and buy some. This is one of the most recommended places to visit and a pride of the country.
- In the city this museum is better known as the Tsingtao Brewery.
- May to October: CNY 60
- November to April: CNY 50
- Bus no.205, 217, 221 or 604 till the museum.
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51.99% of people who visit Qingdao include Qingdao Beer Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
50.82% of people start their Qingdao Beer Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Qingdao Beer Museum
93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Qingdao Beer Museum
People normally club together May Fourth Square and Qingdao Site Museum Of The Former German Governor's Residence while planning their visit to Qingdao Beer Museum.
Very interesting place and a must see place, even if you don't drink. The Tsingtao beer is more than 100 years old and is an iconic structure of this city. The city boasts that they produce the best 🍺 in China which is also exported to around 💯 countries of the world. They have guided tours with English speaking guides. Tour lasts for around one hour and is fully wheelchair accessible. It is not recommended for children. Tour has two parts. First part is all about the historical origin and the evolution of this brewery. Second part has display of the original old machines from the last century. It ends on a free beer tasting session. There are two gift/ souvenier shops which sell interesting merchandise. There is also a restaurant with more beer and couple of other items to try. Very interesting
Definite must for Qingdao visitors. The museum creatively uses beer as a medium to tell the history and culture of the city. Basic ticket includes two complementary servings of beer - definitely one of the freshest beer I've had!
Qingdao Beer Museum is a must while in Qingdao. It is not only a story about one brand of beer, it covers the modern history of Qingdao as well. The museum is crowded, but manageable. The normal ticket is not expensive but but I recommend the VIP treatment here for 160 RMB - it was totally worth it ... it gives you your own guide and a proper beer tasting with 6-8 different beers. We spent about 3-4 hours here and it was unforgettable. And now we know exactly how beer is made!
If the food in the restaurant had been warm, it would be 5 stars. I don't like cold chips. I do like beer though. I enjoyed the museum and I felt extremely welcome. They care about beer here. I feel bad that I couldn't drink all the free beer but the dark ale was clearly a quality drink but it wasn't something for me. The others beers all went down well. Everywhere in the world an effort needs to be made to encourage "responsible drinking". Let's share ideas about this. Clearly no one has got it right yet. :)
nice and interesting museum to visit of you are around Qingdao, the guides are very professional and friendly, they speak good English and the bar is nice at the end of the visit. You will learn a lot about the history of the famous beer brand Tsingtao