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Weihenstephan is known for:
- the Benedictine Weihenstephan Abbey, founded 725, which established the oldest still-operating brewery in the world in 1040 (see History of beer). The brewery is now a company called Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan (Bavarian State Brewery Weihenstephan, i.e. it is owned by the State of Bavaria) and closely related to the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and its graduate studies program for brewing and beverage manufacturing.
- the site of one of the four campuses of the Technical University of Munich, namely the School of Life Sciences
- the Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
- the Molkerei Weihenstephan, a formerly state-operated dairy that also closely cooperated with the TUM and its agricultural studies programme, but which has now been sold to the Müller dairy group.
- the Sichtungsgarten Weihenstephan, a notable horticultural garden