Tip: St. Alexandri Minster is not only worth-while visiting for its choir stalls
Welcome to Einbeck beer barrel path. Good to have you walking on the tracks of our delicious beer!
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).