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Brasserie Nationale

Bascharage

The societal importance of beer

In 1764, the Funck brewery was founded in the Grund district of Luxembourg City, and 80 years later the Bofferding brewery was built in Bascharage. In 1937, the Battin brewery was founded in the station district of Esch-sur-Alzette.

The Brasserie Nationale was created in 1975 by the merger of the Bofferding and Funck-Bricher breweries. 29 years later, in 2004, the acquisition of the Battin brewery created the Brasserie Nationale we know today.

Since the early days of the steel industry, social life in the south of Luxembourg has been shaped by it; beer was and still is an essential part of this social life. On payday for workers in the mines and steelworks, there were probably two common scenarios: Either the worker's wife stood by at the employer's door to receive the wages, or the worker himself collected them and went straight to one of the surrounding pubs. These establishments were and are supplied by the Brasserie Nationale, among others.

Guided tour

During a tour of the production facilities, visitors learn more about the history of the brewery, the ingredients and the production process of various natural beers under the Bofferding, Battin and Funck-Bricher brands. But it is not only beer that is produced here, but also a Luxembourgish mineral water that comes from a spring located below the brewery, finding its way into the bottle: Lodyss.

Beer Tasting

What would a trip into the world of beer be without some refreshment? After passing under the impressive beer tanks, visitors have the opportunity to sample the drink so popular with steel workers.

Tapping course

It is appreciated by a large part of the working population - a good glass of beer after a long day's work. But how do you get the beautiful froth that crowns the miners' favourite drink? The tapping course offered at the Brauatelier will give you an insight into the secrets of the serving process and, of course, the quality of the beers brewed here in Bascharage.

Brauatelier - brewing workshop

Beer connoisseurs probably all dream of this: being able to taste a beer brewed to their own preferences. That's exactly what the Brauatelier offers. Spend a day with the master brewer, who can teach you how to brew your own beer. 150 litres of it will be ready for collection 8 weeks after your visit.

Available Offers

min.15 €per person
Visit of the National Brewery

  • Guide available in 5 languages: Luxembourgish, French, German, English and Mandarin (subtitled)
  • Visit of the National Brewery including the tasting of the "Gezwéckelten", a "Béierschnaps" and the Lodyss water at its spring (duration of 1 to 1,15 hours)
  • Tasting session including an introduction to beer tasting as well as the tasting of 5 different beers of the National Brewery (duration 1 hour)
min.15 €per person
Tasting Session in the Brasserie Nationale

  • Guide available in 4 languages to choose from: Luxembourgish, French, German and English
  • Introduction to beer tasting - duration 15 min.
  • Tasting of 5 different beers (15cl glasses and soft drinks for children) - duration 45 min
min.20 €per person
Beer drafting course at the Brasserie Nationale

  • Guide available in 4 languages: Luxembourgish, French, German and English
  • Theoretical training: introduction to the flow and use of a beer tap (duration of about 40min)
  • Practical training: how to draft a beer, cleanliness of the glass, foam etc. (duration approx. 20min)
  • Tasting session including an introduction to beer tasting and the tasting of 5 different beers (duration 1h)
min.1200 €per group
Brew Your Own Beer - De Brauatelier (max. 15 people)

  • Guide available in 4 languages: Luxembourgish, French, German and English
  • Full day package: choice of recipes, steps of the manufacturing process with the brewer (crushing, kneading, brewing, fermentation) including breakfast, aperitif, lunch break, visit of the brewery, and a tasting session
  • Home delivery of cases containing your own beer (40 liters)

How to get there

Brasserie Nationale
2, Boulevard J.F. Kennedy
L-4930 Bascharage

By car

Follow signposting "Bascharage", then head down the main road in town

By bus

Bus stop "Bascharage Brasserie" served by several bus lines

By train

Bascharage-Sanem train station is located roughly 2km on foot from the Brasserie Nationale and has direct connections to Luxembourg City

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Opening Hours

Accessible only through a guided tour or other booked activity.

From 15 June to 15 September, every Saturday at 3 PM guided tours without appointment. By appointment, guided tours can be organised all year round (Monday to Saturday).