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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria


Schärding, Oberösterreich, Österreich
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With fourteen breweries, Schärding was once a centre of brewing in the Innviertel for a long time. The pretty baroque town also had the thirsty Inn boatmen to thank for this. A resourceful captain and passionate beer lover is continuing this tradition and bringing beer brewing directly to the Inn. Europe's first brewery ship has been travelling since the beginning of 2016.

Captain Manfred Schaurecker found a handful of allies - all beer enthusiasts - and together with them began to painstakingly learn what other Innviertler had long since learnt in advance: the art of brewing. So it's a good thing that his ships connect what the Inn River seems to separate: the Innviertel and Bavaria.

The effort has paid off and steam is soon rising from the chimney of the Salzfürstenschiff. Not only from the engine room, but also from the copper boiler of the new Innviertel microbrewery. It had to be copper, because the captain doesn't like modern stainless steel systems in his house or on his ship. He is a traditionalist.

The museum-like character does not end with the brewing technology. Helga Stiegler, the good soul of the floating pub, is a beer lover herself and has created a cosy interior. She is the one who likes to experiment and ensures that no two brews are the same. Her name alone stands for the history of cosy beer bliss in Schärding. Ever since the French bombarded the town with cannons from the Bavarian side of the Inn in 1809, the pub, which was run by her ancestors in Wieningerstraße until 1942, was known as "Zur Kanone". It is almost logical that the floating brewery is called "Kanonenbräu".

The ship's brewery could produce 300 bottles of beer every day. Nevertheless, the beer will remain a rarity, as Captain Schaureckers' ship will continue to ferry its guests back and forth along the Inn between Schärding and Passau. However, anyone who wants to can now brew their own authentic beer during the round trip under expert guidance and taste the "powder keg beer" straight away. In addition to the matching dishes, the menu in the galley also includes fifteen other beer specialities from the Innviertel beer region.

Beer varieties:
Original yeast wheat beer
Wild sour beer
Closing day
  • Monday
  • Parking space: 20
  • Bus parking space: 7
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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Leonhard-Kaiser-Weg 1
4780 Schärding

Phone +43 7712 7350
Fax machine +43 7712 7350 - 12
E-Mail kapitaen@innschifffahrt.at
Web www.kanonenbraeu.at

Contact person
Mr Kaptiän Manfred Schaurecker

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