175 years of hop cultivation in Tettnang

To all members, customers, visitors and friend of Tettnang hops!

Where hops are at home – 175 years of hop cultivation in Tettnang

The first hop garden established within Tettnang’s municipal boundaries is recorded as having been planted in 1844. In 2019, Tettnang is celebrating 175 years as a hop growing area. It’s an important anniversary that calls for a celebration and we’d like to share it with you.


(Please sign up using the registration form by 30 April 2019 at the latest)

Friday, 9 August 2019 (option of individual arrival and planning on the previous day / Friday)

  • Optional independent travel and check-in
  • Optional visit to the Bregenz Festival (please make your booking in good time)
  • Optional visit to Ravensburger Spieleland theme park with children (no booking required)
  • Optional visit to Tettnang New Palace with guided tour (group booking required)
  • Optional visit to Friedrichshafen (Zeppelin Museum, Dornier Museum, etc.)
  • Optional Zeppelin flight (early booking required), etc. pp.

Saturday, 10 August 2019 (option of Saturday arrival, hops tour, main evening event)

  • 9 a.m.: Meeting point is the BayWa car park (Kalchenstrasse 20, 88069 Tettnang), then leave together by bus for the hops tour
  • 9.15 – 10.15 a.m.: Visit to the experimental hop farm in Tettnang-Strass, including a guided tour
  • 10.30 – 11.30 a.m.: Visit to Bernhard Bentele’s hop farm and tour of the harvest centre
  • 12 noon – 2 p.m.: Lunch at the Schöre pub brewery and hop farm, including insights into the brewery
  • 2.15 – 3.30 p.m.: Visit to the Hopfengut No20 hop farm and brewery, including a guided tour and craft beer tasting
  • 4 p.m.: Return to BayWa and check-in
  • 7.30 p.m.: Start of the main evening event, at which you will be joined by hop-growing families, brewers, customers, visitors, etc. at the Ruther family’s harvest centre to the south of Tettnang for a buffet, a wide variety of beers, the hop growers’ brass band, party music from the Aichers XL, a bar serving drinks, a designated driver service, etc.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

  • Departure / return home
  • Optional private programme (see Friday, 9 August)

Ruther’s harvest centre: Directions will be signposted from Moosstrasse in Tettnang


Costs to be borne by Tettnang Hop Growers’ Association (HPV):

  • Bus / hops tour for visitors
  • Visits / guided tours / admissions during the hops tour
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • All food and beverages plus admission to the main event on Saturday evening

Costs to be borne by you:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation
    We have reserved a contingent of rooms at Hotel Rad, www.hotel-rad.com until 20 April. Please contact personally under the keyword "Jubiläum".
    Further overnight accomodation possibilities under: www.booking.com
  • Private visits on Friday / Sunday

Other information

Where hops are at home – 175 years of hop cultivation in Tettnang – The finest flavour for an outstanding beer experience.

“Tettnang hops” is a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). Only the best for your beer – our green gold from Tettnang, the seat of the Counts of Montfort. The refined symphony of flavours – supremely delicate and finely spiced – that’s what our premium aroma hops from Tettnang are all about. This small town between the northern shore of Lake Constance and the Allgäu region is Germany’s most southerly hop growing region. The unique landscape not only attracts large numbers of visitors each year – it’s also particularly good for growing all sorts of crops. Cultivated with the traditional Swabian diligence, profound know-how and concern for the environment, and expertly harvested with love and skill: this is our pride, from finest to high alpha, our green gold for the premium beer industry. We are never bitter, but the pinch of bitterness and the particularly fine flavour – that’s what master brewers from around the world value when finishing and refining speciality beers in the premium segment.

The hop growing region in figures: 132 hop farms currently produce between 2000 and 2500 tons of hops a year on an area covering approximately 3500 acres (nearly 2.5% of the total area dedicated to hops worldwide).


(Please reply / sign up by 30 April 2019 at the latest)