Calling all beer, wine and liquor aficionados that want to sample drinks from around the world, while just walking around one store! Whether you are looking to buy a gift or you are an experienced connoisseur or you want to expand your beverage tastes, Maruhn will have what you are looking for and more. They pride themselves in having specialty selections from around the world- from A (for Argentina) to V (for Vietnam).
The staff is very helpful and will answer any questions you may have in your selection process. Prepare to be overwhelmed! Not knowing too much about beer, I felt comfortable asking questions for recommendations on different beers that I wanted to give as gifts to friends. It’s worth noting that many employees are happy to help while speaking English.
The prices are extremely reasonable and are not inflated as a novelty/ tourist beer store that can be found in some cities. They also accept the VAT form. Some people like to take the long drive to Belgium to just stock up on Belgium beers; however, the prices here are pretty close to what you would find there and then you save the trip! Less driving…more beer!
The beers are lined up alphabetically and neatly on the shelves. You can buy them in single bottles, crates of mixed beers or a case of your favorite. All of the drinks are together by region.
They have microbrewery (a brewery that produces a small amount of beer) beers from all over Germany. Then along the wall there is a fantastic collection of unique single beers from Belgium, USA, Ireland, British, Mexico, Japan and so many more. Bigger USA names like Sam Adams and Budweiser can be found here also; however, they cost more than the German beer, so leave that for your next Shoppette run.
Beautifully displayed, Maruhn has an impressive selection of wines from around the world as well. Any seasoned palate or wine sampler can appreciate this collection.
The liquor room is a vibrant, well decorated and festive room. This is a great place to find a nice gift for someone that is original and different and does not come from the Shoppette!
Maruhn also holds tasting events! For example, they recently had whiskey and gin tasting events. Follow their Facebook page to learn about upcoming events.
What is better than drinking out the proper glass for your drink? When you pick up your Pils or Hefeweizen, you can get a nice glass with your beer’s logo on it. Serving it in the proper glass is not just for the looks: the glass is made to accommodate that certain drink. For example, serving your Weizenbier in an authentic Bavarian Weizen Glass showcases the beer’s color and allows for headspace to contain the fluffy heads associated with this specific beer. The glasses price range is from 3-7 Euro each. After all, it is a great keepsake to take home back to the States!
Saying Cheers in Other Languages
Phonetic Pronunciation: Prohst
Phonetic Pronunciation: Slawn-cha
Phonetic Pronunciation: Sahn-tay
Spelling: Na zdravi
Phonetic Pronunciation: Naz-drah-vi
Spelling: Salute or Cin Cin
Phonetic Pronunciation: Saw-lutay
How to Get There
Maruhn is located in Darmstadt. Its address and telephone number are the following:
Pfungstädter Str. 174
64297 Darmstadt, Germany
+49 6151 428800
A Maruhn visit is a must do during your time in Wiesbaden! My personal favorite drink that I can purchase there is Mongozo’s Cononut Beer! The glass to drink it out of is in the shape of a coconut shell. Yum!
Author’s Profile: Gemma is a mom, a veteran and an Army civilian living in Wiesbaden. With New Jersey roots, she is enjoying her extended European vacation.
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