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Einbeck beer barrel path - Barrel 3: Of elaborate umbels and great beer pleasure

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Tip: St. Alexandri Minster is not only worth-while visiting for its choir stalls

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Welcome to Einbeck beer barrel path. Good to have you walking on the tracks of our delicious beer!

Barrel 3:

If you are looking out of town, from this corner you will see St. Alexandri Minster. Do you have some time to spare? Then step inside for a moment. Especially the wooden choir stalls with an inscription dated 1288 are well-worth seeing – the oldest dated choir stalls in Germany! They are decorated with carved heads, foliate masks and other ornaments, also a hop cone. This means that this important ingredient for beer brewing was already know at the time.
And as we are already talking about churches: It is documented that the city of Wittenberg gave its most important fellow citizen, the theologian and reformer Martin Luther, a barrel of beer from Einbeck as a present for his wedding in 1525. Already in 1521, it is said that the Duke of Brunswick handed Luther a pitcher of beer from Einbeck for strengthening who is supposed to have answered in return with the remarkable sentence: “The best drink known to man is Ainpökisch beer

Also the Einbecker town chronologist Johannes Letzner (1596) praised the Einbecker beer: “It has a good colour, a healthy smell and a clean taste, of that a human, if drinking moderately, without losing his senses and without damaging his health will become happy, […]. It revitalizes and refreshes the light hot heart, strengthens the brain, helps a good digestion, cools the heat, quenches the thirst and is an overall healthy and useful beverage for the sick”.
To the next barrel, walk left in a couple of metres following the street Haspel towards the TownMuseum (StadtMuseum).

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Einbeck beer barrel path - Barrel 3: Of elaborate umbels and great beer pleasure
Einbeck Tourismus
Marktstraße 13
37574 Einbeck

Phone: +49 55 61 / 916 - 555
Fax: +49 55 61 / 916 500 940

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