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A Weekend in Bamberg
Posted by AndyH on 2019-10-07 09:48:00
A weekend in Bamberg.

So ten of us started in Fässla at lunchtime on Friday. Various beers were enjoyed together with food. I reacquainted myself with the Lagerbier which was perfectly drinkable and a good way to start. I sent the group on to Keesmann and Mahrs. They couldn’t get near Keesmann for the Bockbieranstich, even though it was still early afternoon. They settled for Mahrs “U” in the Schwemm which they enjoyed.

Meanwhile, I found a seat at a table in Spezial where I chatted with some Germans who now live in Köln but were visiting family in Bamberg. The conversation was lubricated by one each of the Rauchbier and the “U”.

We met up for dinner at Café Abseits where I tried the Holzlein Rauchbier, another solid beer but the schnitzel was a bit dry/overcooked (sorry Gerhard).

On Saturday morning, a local guide (Johanna) took as all for a walking tour which took in some routes and points of interest that were new to me (I suppose you get stuck in following the same routes between the various points of the Altstadt). The tour was followed by Coffee and cake at Bassanese, just by the Altes Rathaus. I sent the group up to Greifenklau whilst I did a bit of tourist shopping before the first beer of the day called in Schlenkerla where the Märzen washed down a Bamberg Onion.

After lunch, I wandered around the market, window shopping the local produce while the group also visited Schlenkerla before meeting up with them for dinner at Klosterbräu where many Haxe were consumed in a large vaulted dining room accompanied by Rauchbier and Kellerbier.

Last stop of the day was Stöhrenkeller where a band was playing 60s pop and most of us drank Keesmann Herrenpils, served from a wooden barrel.

Sunday was more relaxed as most of us would be driving in the early hours after flying back to Stansted, but our lunch stop was in Sternla for Käsespätzle, more beer and a look through the windows at the back at the gleaming new brewery.
   A Weekend in Bamberg by Jason on  2019-10-08 00:49:05
     A Weekend in Bamberg by AndyH on  2019-10-08 03:56:48