Brauerei Seelmann

photo: Mat Wilson

 A Frank Wetzel Top 10 Pick

Hauptstrasse 18
Zettmannsdorf 96185
Small Brewery (less than 1000 hl/year)

 0 95 46 59 59 90

Closed in 2005 but now reopened and brewing again.

Opening Times

Back to the brewery search.

More images of Brauerei Seelmann

Upload your own image of Brauerei Seelmann



Comment from GLENN / AMANDA SEELMANN on 2002-12-24 10:17:21


Comment from frank mcmenemy on 2004-02-14 06:53:46

 This is a wonderfullly old pub that oozes authentic character and charm.The beer is exceptionally invigorating-- especially if you've cycled from Bamberg!! The brewer Georges is a great fellow and when I made my first visit to the brewery last November , he insisted that I must return the following evening for their bockbieranstich !! I duly did so and enjoyed a quite stupendous night of beer,food and dancing!! This was a 'beano' that I hope my CARA mentor ,Gordon 'biffo' Andrews will put top of the list for this coming November -- over to you 'biff^ !!!

Comment from J Stevens on 2004-02-21 08:46:18

 Wow, I can't believe there is a review for this place!! This is my family's brauerei outside of Bamberg Germany. My mother was born in the brauerei but I was born in the states. My cousin Georg still runs the place today. When I was a kid, I use to help on the bottling line on Saturdays in the summer! I also would do deliveries with my Uncle (Grandmother's brother) to the small villages in the area. Lots of memories!

Comment from ParaBandy on 2004-02-22 10:41:42

 Herr Frank - I always admire your beer reviews.I would like to meet one day your great mentor 'Biffo', so that I too can learn how to make beer 'speak'. Keep up the good work.

Comment from Fred Waltman on 2005-09-02 12:24:21

 I am very sad to report that the brewery has stopped brewing as of August 2005. :(

Comment from Glenn Gina Seelmann on 2005-09-14 08:07:40

 Hello Germany and Family Seelmann This is Glenn Seelmann of the USA My Family Gina Marie - wife Amanda - Daughter Meghan - Daughter Ashley - Baby Daughter Parents Martin/ Dolores Seelmann Lynn Seelmann/Johnson - Sister Lana / Mike Mytko - Sister/Brother in Law Wayne / Clare Seelmann - Brother / Wife We love and miss Germany and The Seelmann Brewery wish the best to The Entire Seelmann Family... Wayne and I visited in 2000 and i plan on visiting again with my Entire family in the coming years .... Love Glenn Seelmann

Comment from Rudolf Georg Seelmann on 2006-09-16 14:15:13

 Hello to all friends of good brewing tradition. I am the younger brother of Georg Seelmann the former brewer and owner (died in march 2005). I am lookin forward to re-open up the place again in the old traditional way of good beer ,food and sevice. Right now it looks that i got a pretty good chance to get it done for the next summer season . Still a lot of work to do,but we will make it work. best wishes to all R Seelmann.

Comment from Rick Morrill on 2007-04-19 04:57:42

 Rudy, Good job!!! Please call Rick 231 250-8764 USA.

Comment from Dr. Heinzel on 2007-06-12 06:47:44

 Last week I was on a nice bicycle trip through the Steigerwald and visited - that's understood - also Zettmannsdorf. Unfortunately there were absolutely no signs of activity; so it looks, that the revival of this fine place will not take place in the next future.......!

Comment from Maria on 2007-07-28 05:42:04

 Dear Seelmann family. Thank you for believing in us. We are looking forward to re-open the "Brauereigaststätte Seelmann" in August and fill this great place with life again. Thank you for being the great people you are. Yours Maria, Marco, Eleni, Kilian and Kyra the dog cheers...woooof

Comment from Dianne Seelman Gibson, Dubuque, Iow on 2008-11-24 15:07:20

 Rudy - It's Dianne from Dubuque. I will be in Bamberg in January with a group from Loras College. Is the brewery open now? Please send your contact information to me.

Comment from Rudolf on 2008-12-17 11:23:28

 Further informations about Seelmann Zettmannsdorf are aviable under myspace-die seelmann ,if in doubt please google us :-)

Comment from wayne seelmann on 2009-10-03 01:42:12


Comment from Rudolf on 2009-11-08 07:54:18

 Yes we have!!! Brauerei Seelmann is brewing beer again in their own old brewery in Zettmannsdorf. Photos of 1st 2009 home production can be seen on our homepage. 21st of november Bockbieranstich.

Comment from Robert Davenport on 2009-11-25 21:34:37

 I've got lot's of ancestors in Zettmannsdorf, I would like to hear from others with ancestors in this tiny town. Please contact me Davenport (at) I can't put in the @ sign, because it rejects this post.

Comment from MatW on 2015-05-13 11:23:09

 Visted 07.05.15 on the way through to Bayer at Theinheim. Brewery looks very forlorn and decrepit, and I doubt if anything is happening at the site. A lady across the road said that the brewery was geschlossen. Whether that was all time, or just on the day we visited could not be established. 

  • Add a comment
    • Required *
    • Please enter your name
      Invalid format.Please enter a full email address
    • Which number is highest 69 or 92?
      Incorrect response, please try again