Qingdao's German Heritage
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Approximately 3¾ Hours
In the late 1800s, although the Qing government had fortified Qingdao against attacks from the sea, the Germans seized the city and occupied the area until 1914. Today, you’ll learn about how the Germans influenced the Chinese at the time and beyond. Visit the former German Governor’s Residence. This beautifully maintained building provides a good overview of the benefits Qingdao gained from the Germans and the prominence of this venue ever since. It is a lovely mansion on the outside and plenty of original century-old furniture, artifacts, and historical photographs are on display inside. Continue to the Protestant Church. Constructed in 1910 and designed in the Romanesque and Jugendstil styles of Germany, the Protestant Church stands as a famous religious monument in Qingdao and a cultural relic protected by the Provincial government. The top of its 128-feet bell-tower offers stunning views of Qingdao. The highlight of the day will be a stop at the world-famous Qingdao Beer Museum (Tsingtao Brewery) where you will learn about how Germans influenced the Chinese in the brewing of this age-old product. Built in 1903 by German settlers, Tsingtao Brewery is the oldest beer brewery in China. Explore the history of the famous brewery and taste authentic Tsingtao beer. Since 1903, Tsingtao Beer has been brewed using the same unique process originated by German and British settlers. Good things never change! Tsingtao beer is not only the most popular beer in China but also the best-selling Chinese beer in the USA. Tsingtao brew masters use some of the finest ingredients from around the world but what makes Tsingtao special is the fresh springwater from Mt Laoshan—the origin of Taoism in China.