The history of the Hotel Zimmerbräu on Lake Wolfgang starts in 1514 with the construction of the old "Kaufflinger Haus". It was then managed by master brewer Aegidius Zimmermann and renamed "Zimmermanns-Bräu". Beer was brewed according to the German Purity Law for over 300 years - until mechanical breweries arrived in 1895. With the invention of the steam cooling machine, the large breweries were able to brew beer all year round. Without refrigeration, brewing was only possible in March, as temperatures of 8 to 12° C were needed for the fermenting vats - therefore the name Märzenbier.
Between 1892 and 1897, 85 percent of all small breweries dissolved. In 1895, the Zimmer-Bräu was closed and converted into an inn and from then on served as an accommodation facility on the market square in St. Wolfgang. In 1954, my parents joined the Zimmerbräu's innkeeping tradition and ran the house on a leasehold basis for 18 years before becoming the proud owners in 1972. In 1997, I, Alexandra Pöllmann (born Scharf), took over the house. Since 1999, together with my husband Hans Pöllmann, we have been continuously rebuilding, modernising and restoring the house.
We look forward to meeting you! See you soon at Lake Wolfgang!