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Trip report Franken April
Posted by Sol on 2018-04-14 17:05:45

Thank you to all at the forum for tips. We were a gang of Norwegians who traveled to Bamberg. We came Thursday last week to Bamberg from Nuremberg. We came by plane via Amsterdam. Here is our report.


Day one: First we checked in at the fantastic brewery Fassla. The environment here is amazing. The rooms are simple, but just what we need. The beer was good after a long journey from the north. The reception was efficient and solid. 


We went then over to Spezial for lunch. The beer and food here exceeded everything. Both Marzen and U were among several in the group mentioned as the best beer they had ever tasted of beer. Afterwards we went to Wunderburg, both Mahrs and Keesman's beers fall in taste, especially the Bock at Keesman. Wunderburg is a residential area. We all want to buy us a flat there. Lucky residents who live here. 


Then we went to the city centre. Bamberg is a  city totally different from the cities we are familiar with. When we came to the Town hall ee all starting gasping. We know understand its a Unesco site. When we came to Schenkerla we werw a extremely happy and grateful bunch of of those beer tourists many people despise, but we were welcomed at this beer cathedral and shown a big table. After all the previous beers many if us remembered the german we learned we went to school, so I think that helped  us when we got service. Both food/beer and ambience were fantastic. We had a excellent evening before we stumbled back to Fassla.


Day 2:  We divided us this Friday morning. Some of started with coffee and sightseeing in Bamberg. 


One group went to Andreas Ganstaller in Schnaid. They met both extremely hospitality and interesting insights in the art of brewing from Andy. What a guy and his beers were described as incredible! 


We all gathered later at Brauerei Zehender for lunch after recommendation from Jason at this forum. The Lager Bier from wooden barrel was like heaven. Suddenly the sun came and we could sit outside in the patio. Once a again we were feeling blessed. Finally we returned to Bamberg. We visited Greifenklau and Spezial Kellers. Both were a overwhelming experience with good views and beers in nice weather.  At the end we finished the evening with burgers at Zapfhenhahn and boozing in Sandstrasse. 


Day 3: We checked out and took the train to Forchheim. We went to the Kellers here just to realize that almost all still were closed. That was a mistake, but we tried two of the kellers in the kellerwald and had fun.  Afterward we headed for Nürnberg for some sightseeing, Beautiful and very interesting city. We finished the last day at hütt’n. The service and food were extremely good. 


Thanks Franken and we will come back!

   Trip report Franken April by John Conen on  2018-04-15 05:13:24
     Trip report Franken April by Mark Andersen on  2018-04-15 07:57:03
       Trip report Franken April by johnratcliffe on  2018-04-15 09:10:53
         Trip report Franken April by Sol on  2018-04-15 09:38:36
           Trip report Franken April by Uncle Jimbo on  2018-04-15 14:13:52
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