Hop farmer Elisabeth Stiglmaier lives and breathes the beer-essential crop.
The Green Gold of Bavaria
17,000 hectares in area, plants seven metres in height and hops as far as the eye can see: Welcome to the largest hop-growing area in the world – the Hallertau. One of these farms is the farm of Elisabeth in the eastern Bavarian town of Attenhofen. Here the air is floral and grassy: A stimulating, spicy aroma hangs over the entire farmyard.
Elisabeth is one of 16 hop ambassadors in the Hallertau. With exciting journeys back in time, authentic stories, many tips and a love for the green gold, she imparts her knowledge of the hop plant and the special cultural landscape that shapes her region to her guests. It is Elisabeth’s passion for hop varieties, aromas and tastes that her visitors find so fascinating. She encourages them to become immersed in the world and history of the hop.
Elisabeth's Bavarian experience
Let’s get beer brewing
When mentioning Bavarian beer, many people get very excited. For good reason, we’d say! Hop experts as Elisabeth are best placed to explain the ins and outs of Bavarian beer excellence and provide interested visitors with hands-on beer production experience.
Elisabeth's insider tip
Don’t miss Weltenburg, the world’s oldest monastic brewery and spectacularly located near the stunning Danube Gorge.