GAstatte Porch Restaurant: Local German Hangout
The food was good and hearty with a full plate to fill up the empty palet. The locals come here to eat during their lunch hour, or suburban locals also show up here; not many tourists. I was surprised how crowded it was form opening until 3PM when we dropped by to eat.
Prices are more than I expected because we thought it was a fast food fare. The ham shank was like 10 Euro, and the beer 4,50 Euro
Favorite Dish: The ham shank, or course. It had a nice crisp coating for the fat rendered, and alongside the usual kraut and dumplilngs.
- Arts and Culture
Sum Obern Tor: German All the Way
It was great and the married couple served nearly all locals, since tourists did not come in here to try the fare, but should have. It is right on the main street for shopping. Prices are around 7 Euro for a plate of met and fries. Beer for 1/2 liter was 3 Euro-Yeh.
It was small with maybe holding 40 people, and that is good. The owners were efficient and friendly, even though could not understand all my try at Deutsch speaking
Favorite Dish: Schnitzel is always the best, and this had a super gravy on top that was mushroom base. Melted in the mouth along with the capers
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Cafe Orangerie: lovely
I just love it when I end up somewhere really nice, and then discover afterwards that it’s “highly recommended” in the guide books.
That’s what happened here. We felt like coffee and cake (to top up Gisela’s mid-morning snack and see us through until dinner) before our wander around the Eremitage.
The weather was lovely, and sitting outside by the fountains in the 1st week of September seemed like a fun idea.
Excellent cake. Lovely location. The fountains are not on all the time, but take your time over coffee and your patience will be rewarded.
Much later I was looking at the “where to eat” section of my DK guide to Germany, and there it was. In fact it lists 4 places in Bayreuth - a very healthy tally for a relatively small place.
Favorite Dish: The cake
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- Castles and Palaces
Maisels Brewery: "Weissbier Heaven"
The Maisels brewery produces "Weißbier", aka "Weizenbier", a bavarian specialty and in my opinion the most delicious beer in the world. You can take part in a guided brewery tour with complimentary beer tasting included.
- Beer Tasting