We went to Freising with the primary purpose of visiting this brewery and having lunch at the restaurant (anyone that knows my hubby will know that he is passionate about sampling the beers of Germany – you can visit his VT page and find reviews of many brewery restaurants).
First thing we notice is that this is a really big place! You get that feeling before you even climb the hill to the restaurant – just the parking lot is large and it is obvious this is a popular place for buses and groups. But today was not a really busy day and we settled in to the end of a table and perused the menu. The service was efficient – quick is a good word – you need to be fast to catch the servers as they are busy serving the many other customers. We later realized that this is very much a way of doing things in the Munich area, perhaps because they have so many more tourists than the area in which we live. But we got our meal and our drinks and enjoyed our visit quite a bit. Hubby of course sampled the beer and we had delicious German fare. Like many restaurants in Bavaria, a basket of pretzels was placed on the table – you are charged for only what you eat (the waitress checks when tallying the bill).
After we left the restaurant, we wandered around the site of the old monastery where there are signs that told us more about the location and you could still see the footprint of the old buildings. We walked over to the ledge from which we could see a good view of Freising and the surrounding area. Before returning to our car, we stopped by the brewery shop so Hubby could pick up a sample pack of six of their beers to take home with us. Overall, this was a very nice place to eat and the added history lessons made our visit complete.
Located in a former monastery/abbey of Weihenstephan, the Wehenstephan Brewery is the world's longest-established brewery. Located on the premises is a huge restaurant and a Getranke (shop that sells their beer). The restaurant can handle big crowds and caters to tourists as well as the locals. I'm assuming there are a bunch of young folks who also imbibe in their beer since you have to drive through a local university to get to the site.
The food was good as was the service. They have English menus and some of the servers speak English. The place was crowded for a Friday afternoon but we were able to find seats. We just sat down at a long table that was partly empty. The beer (again, my main reason for being there) was very tasty. I had their wheat beer (see photo).
Favorite Dish: If you go to the world's longest-established brewery and don't try the beer, what's the point.
Located near city center in the shadow of the "Domberg" (Cathedrals hill). Because of that steep hill it´s actually a little dim inside. They offer fine hearty Bavarian and International meals of good standard. Although not to cheap, the servings are quite big and worth their price.
As a local I enjoy meals there regularly. "Zur Gred" is also a hotel but for obvious reasons, I cant judge the accommodations.
Favorite Dish: Böhmertopf (not bavarian but bohemian)
Located next to the oldest brewery in the world on a hill overviwing Fresing is this quite beer-garden. Well, it is more of a beer garden then a restaurant so you can get beergarten food there: Prezel, brat wurst, semel, sourkrout etc. But the main thing is the beer!
The Biergarten (beer garden) in Freising, offers a variety of meals, from bratwurst with saurkraut to leberkaese with a pretzel. Enjoy music by the local band. The food is truly Bavarian and extremely delicious. This is real, typical German food! You gotta have some.
City centre Balkan restaurant, large tasty vegatable plate for Mrs B and a Balkan style mixed grill for me, all with a couple of local Weihenstephan beers, lovely!
As we often stay in Freising for our flight out of the Munich Airport, we have come to really like a last German meal of the trip at the Weißbräu Huber.