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    Kneitinger Brauerei: the one thing not to miss

    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 11, 2005

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    an atmospheric old pub

    I must admit I didn’t eat nor even drink a beer here. I did pop in to check it out and it’s a bustling place full of locals and tourists alike. It’s right in the center of town and pretty crowded at main hours. The Kneitinger Brewery has another outlet called the Kneitingerkeller up at Galgenberg-strasse 18. It’s a bit away from where most tourists go but that’s another reason I like it. It’s also quite handy from the train station though a steep short climb! I’ve literally jumped out of a train on a short layover and made it up here for a few beers. So, why no photo of this great treasure you might ask? Well, I did take photos but the camera was lost in a Munich beer garden, along sadly with the film from the trip. At any rate, I have sweet memories as you can read in my General Tips. Suffice it to say, it’s a classic old Bavarian restaurant/beer hall with dark wood paneling, some stuffed animal heads with horns, and chuck full of locals enjoying some of the regions finest brews. In summer, there is a nice beer garden to enjoy them under a shady chestnut tree. A must see!

    Favorite Dish: Kasslerbraten is a smoky ham generally served with simple boiled potatoes and sauerkraut. We were lucky enough to be served this at their annual bock beer tapping festival and much to our surprise, it was free. I also had classic Regenburger sausages on a subsequent trip, which were tasty and quite inexpensive. Out in the beer garden, we enjoyed kalterbraten(5.80 Euros for a huge portion), a cold roast beef that goes perfectly with their great beers. Their helles or light lager is their most popular brew and certainly a thirst quencher that hits the spot on a hot day, but the dunkles or dark lager is the one to seek out. Though generously hopped, the bitter signature comes from roasted malt and makes a perfect accompaniment to German culinary treats well represented on their menu. Their bock beer comes out in November at which time there is a ceremonial tapping of the first keg. It’s a joyous affair full of camaraderie and a great place to meet up with the friendly locals who are quite astonished that you found our about their coveted secret. The beer is a sublime nectar that both mocks and transcends their dunkles, chuck full of rich malt for density and strength but well hopped for a balance that makes it most quaffable.

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    Spitalgarten: betcha can't eat more than one

    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 11, 2005

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    Spitalgarten may not be a true beer garden by Munich standards as you cannot bring your own food, nor are there self-service kiosks dolling out liter sized mugs of beer, but with ample and inexpensive food and a bustling atmosphere, it is surely more than a mere outdoor restaurant. With a fantastic view of Regensburg’s skyline across the scenic Danube, the casual eatery offers up big leafy chestnut trees and wooden benches that beckon you to do more than just wolf down a meal in between sightseeing.

    Favorite Dish: One thing to always keep an eye out for in Germany is the “tageskarte.” This daily menu offers up the best value meal you can find for lunch. It’s generally very filling, tasty, and a good accompaniment to beer. On this particular day, we had schwammerlbraten mit semmeknodel und salat. This is pork in a creamy mushroom sauce served with a bread dumpling and cold cabbage salad. At only 7.50 Euros, it would have been a bargain if served alone but it came with a half liter of your choice of house-brewed beer. The food was delicious and went perfectly with both the helles and dunkles beers on tap. The former was a fruity brew that dried out considerably in the clean bitter finish while the dunkles started out with a bitter coffee palate before an uncertain and somewhat disappointing finish. When you consider that most beer gardens in Munich charge close to 7 Euros for just a liter of beer compared to just 5 here, it is not such bad form that you can’t bring your own food, especially when even that is quite reasonable.

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    Die Alte Wurstkuche: ok, perhaps a tourist trip but

    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 11, 2005

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    This historic old restaurant is purported to be the oldest in Germany, clocking in at over 800 years old. It’s obviously become quite a tourist attraction and on the blue dye rinse set tour, be it by bus or boat. It manages to not be engulfed by this madness and exudes some old world charm. With such early opening hours, it’s easy enough to avoid the masses by having a breakfast of their famous Regensburger sausages before the boats dock or buses ramble into town. The inside is a bit cramped but there is a nice outside seating area where you can soak in the ambience of the flowing Danube.

    Favorite Dish: Regensburger sausages are one of Germany’s most coveted. Most Germans are strong proponents of their particular brand of sausage but Regensburg’s variety draws raves from most. They go well with the Thurn & Taxis Pils, a rocky-headed straw colored brew that straddles the hop/bitter fence well into it’s clean dry finish. You can buy the sausges in groups of two depending on how hungry you are and they are served with a basket of locally baked rustic rolls that you pay for per roll. It's reasonable but not as inexpensive as other less touristed places.

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    Klosterschenke Weltenburg: just a short boat trip away

    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 10, 2005

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    This gem of a beer haven is not in Regensburg but well worth the pilgrimage to get here. Actually, many people make a pilgrimage out here and don’t even drink beer. The monastery is quite a draw amongst older Germans but those in the know are quite aware that the monks make some divine beer too. The stone vaulted beer hall is atmospheric but we were there in summer so the beer garden was the place to sit. With the monastery as its backdrop, I was in beery heaven. 

    Favorite Dish: Before we toured the monastery, we sat down at a table beneath the chestnut trees and ordered a schweinebraten (roast pork) with knodel (dumpling) that went very well with their Barock Dunkle beer. This ruby brown treat has a frothy tan head and low carbonation, making it quite drinkable. The full bodied brew has a roast malt palate that becomes bittersweet in the finish. After checking out the monastery and before hoping on the boat back, we enjoyed the monks’ special klosterkase (a spicy white cheese) that complimented their Asam Bock quite well. This very dark beauty has reddish highlights and a creamy dense tan head. There is licorice in the nose and the palate is full of dried fruit and malt but finishes with some roast in the surprisingly dry for the strength finish.

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    Hotel Bischofshof: a nice enough outdoor seating area for a brew

    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 11, 2005

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    a nice enough outdoor seating area

    I can’t say I was overly impressed by this place though I was amused by a group of young Bavarian guys who were obviously quite drunk and enjoying a day out from the farm in their lederhosen. It was a bit of an upscale place and since we had eaten and the food was on the expensive side (it is right next to the Dom), I got right to business. I was there for one thing only, to sample the beers of the Bischofs Brewery. It does have a nice enough outside seating area to take a break from sightseeing if you're in the mood for refreshment.

    Favorite Dish: The Bischofs Original 1649 Hell was a golden beauty with a creamy head. Its fruity palate was dry for a helles beer with a distinctive floral hoppy nose and finish. The Pils was uncharacteristically fruity as well but very light in body as befits the style and the long dry bitter finish brings it back to form.

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    Weisswurst and "Händlmeier"-mustard

    by MEdelmann Written Apr 22, 2003

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    The Regensburg Cathedral

    Try the Weisswurst with the original "Händlmeier"-Senf (mustard). The mustard is made here!

    Further I can recommend you the beers of Regensburg, as they are: Thurn und Taxis, Bischofshof and, and, and .....

    BUT: Don´t drink and drive!

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    Cafe Prock: Cafe Prock

    by Gili_S Updated Oct 17, 2004

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    Cafe Prock is somewhere in the centre of the old city. Beside the normal good coffee it also have good selection of Bavarian cakes and other traditional pastries. Netta had very nice tasty strawberry cake, and what has left, I could finish.

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    Historische Wurstkuchl: Saugages + Chucrut

    by Redang Updated Oct 2, 2005

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    Historische Wurstkuchl (Regensburg, Germany)

    As far as I know (according with some brochures), this is the oldest restaurant in Germany which specializes in saugages.

    Favorite Dish: "Sechs auf Kraut", wich means six saugages with chucrut: 6,50 $ (5,40 €) (Aug. '05)

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    Historische Wurstkuche: Historische Wurstkuche

    by Gili_S Written Oct 16, 2004

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    OK, I must admit, I was here only for few hours and beside a small break at the coffee place I did not really check any restaurants here. Obviously I did not eat any sausage but I have been told that this place is the oldest place in Germany that selling sausages, so just take it to your attention.

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    Spitalbräu: hausbrauerei

    by bonio Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Always attracted by somewhere that brews their own beers, a Sunday lunchtime visit and lucky to find a table, it was extremely busy, we shared with another beer and food lover and a good chance for Mrs Bonio to practice her German.
    Difficult to fault, food and beers excellent and portions very large - just how we like it!

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    Bischofshof Braustuben: Drinking Beer in a UNESCO Town

    by TomInGermany Written Aug 4, 2013

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    Regensburg is a beautiful city and well worth a visit if you are in Germany. One of the neat things about the city was we never heard an American voice except for the friends we met up with on our visit. If you have some extra time you can walk to the Bischofshof Brewery for a nice lunch or dinner (or a mid-day snack). Located outside the old part of the city, it will take you about 15-20 minutes to walk there but that should just whet your appetite.

    It was a very hot summer day when we visited the brewery but the shade trees in their beer garden did a nice job blocking the sun and making the day bearable. The day was made a little hotter since we had trouble finding the place despite having a map and pretty much knowing exactly where it was. Our excuse: the road we were looking for is now a footpath for the first block and not marked.

    Service was a little slow at first but we found out it was only the servers third day working there and she wasn’t checking the beer garden very often. After she realized we were there it improved greatly. It was also interesting to have her look at our menus when we ordered since she wanted to make sure what we were actually ordering. Anyway, the food was good, the beer was okay and the place was nice. Worth a stop if you have the time and a good GPS.

    Favorite Dish: You should try their “Zoigl” beer since it is the 1001 Beers to Taste before you Die book. It is a Kellerbier which I’m not that fond of and wasn’t that fond of this one. However I can now check it off my list.

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    Cafe Goldenes Kreuz: style

    by iaint Updated Jun 12, 2012

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    A typical Bavarian "coffee & cake" place, and a local institution. It's part of a hotel, which is upstairs.

    A mouthwatering array of cakes to chooses from!

    You can sit outside if the weather's up to it, and watch the sweaty touroids go past on the square.

    Favorite Dish: Cake!

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    Kneitinger: Authentic Regensburg

    by dentremo Written Dec 13, 2005

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    If you are looking for some authentic Bavarian cusine and excellent bock beer, come to Kneitinger, where according to their website you will find native Bavarians sitting next to Americans, artists next to entrepeneurs, and schoolkids next to retired people.

    There is inside that is decorated in the traditional Bavarian manner and a less- formal glass-covered heated alley outside with large wooden benches.

    Word of Warning: Don't try to take your food from the McDonalds across the street to the outside tables and don't try to order a coke. There is something in their charter that forbids them from selling any mass-produced products - or something like that.

    This place is also a great place to people watch. Last time I was there, I saw a pretty funny domestic dispute which ended up in the wife tipping the table over on her husband.

    Also, if you see my buddy Herbert, say hi to him for me (see pic). I met him there once when I was trying to practice my German and he decided to use me to practice his 'G.I. English' (whatever that was). Anyway, he gave me his picture for some odd reason???

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    Sushi am Dom: Great Sushi and friendly people

    by CassiopieaSeeker Updated Nov 21, 2007

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    I like eating here because the sushi taste really good and it is always presented nicely, the people that have served us have always have been pretty friendly. Some of the waitresses speak English which is always helpful. I found a website that has a picture of the menu, i included it in my pics, it is in german but, you can figure it out, if not ask one of the english speaking waitresses

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is the California rolls and the avocado Maki. My husband is more adventurous so he always orders one of the nigri platters.

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    Unter dem Linden: Bier at the end of a walk around the green belt ..

    by timdowd Written Nov 16, 2003

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    Obatz'da

    Good local food at reasonable prices especially lunch time.

    Favorite Dish: Obatz'da is a brie cheese mixed with paprika and onions served with radi (a local speciality) and the local Zwickelbier from the Thurn und Taxis brewery.

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