Hallertau area in Bavaria

The Hallertau or Holledau is an area in Bavaria, Germany. With an area of 178 km², it is listed as the largest continuous hop-planting area in the world.[1] According to the International Hop Growing Convention, Germany produces roughly one third of the world's hops (used as flavoring and stabilizers during beer brewing), over 80% of which are grown in the Hallertau.

Hallertau is roughly located between the cities of Ingolstadt, Kelheim, Landshut, Moosburg, Freising and Schrobenhausen. It is divided into several seal districts:


  1. Bentley, James; Catling, Christopher; & Locke, Tim (1994). Munich and Bavaria. Chicago: Passport Books.

Coordinates: 48°38′05″N 11°46′29″E / 48.63472°N 11.77472°E / 48.63472; 11.77472

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