The Wiesen-Mühle Brauhaus is located in former mill that used to supply ground grain to the residents of Fulda. The mill, that was operating there as early as 1337, was rebuilt in 1803 after it burned to the ground due to incompetence of the local fire brigade (according to their web site and google translate). The former mill was turned into a brewery, restaurant, and hotel in 1990. The establishment has a working water mill that instead of grounding grain produces electricity for the building. It claims to be the largest in Europe. So enough of a history lesson, let’s talk food and drink.
Their beer: Their regular beer is called Wiesenmühlenbier (go figure). I’ll call it a lager but had a lot more body than the German lagers I’m used to. No matter what you call it, it tasted pretty good and went nicely with the calzone I was eating. I asked if they had any special beers and was served their wheat beer. I’ve never seen a weiss beer that was so opaque. It almost looked like the glass was filled with honey. However, looks can be deceiving and the beer went down rather nicely. Since I already finished my meal all call this my after dinner dessert.
Their food: If you judge a restaurant by the number of dishes on their mean, the Wiesen-Mühle Restaurant specialized in pizza. The calzone was very tasty – loaded with cheese, meat, and mushrooms. My wife got their asparagus (Spargel) soup and a Pizzabrot which looked like garlic bread using a thin-crust pizza dough. Both were excellent.
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Favorite Dish: It was all good – food and beer – and the cost came out to less than $30 for the two of us.
This was the brewery Hubby wanted to visit for lunch so he could try out their beer. But we found that their food was really quite good as well. Our server was a friendly young girl that was so pleasant and practiced her English with us and discussed how to say certain things.
Hubby had his beer (two kinds) while I had water (not a beer drinker). For lunch there was a nice selection of German schnitzels and pizzas (interesting combination). I had the soup of the day, which was a creamed Spargel (a white asparagus that only is available for a few weeks in the spring) and Pizzabrot Focaccia, which turned out to be very delicious garlic bread made from a thin pizza crust. When it arrived, it smelled absolutely heavenly but I was determined not to eat it all – that didn’t happen as proof later when the server took away my empty plate! Hubby had an Italian calzone, stuffed with pepperoni, ham, mushrooms, and cheese. He shared a bite with me and it was so good! It was a large serving and, like me, he determined that he would not eat all of it – again, as the server took away his empty plate, we realized that we have no self-control when the food is that good!
Overall, it was a wonderful experience. The servers were pleasant, the restaurant was interesting with its very large water wheel outside, and the food was awesome. It was a little cheaper than many other brewery-restaurants we’ve eaten at (our bill came to €20) and it was very easy to get parking in the very large parking lot in front of the building. Definitely would eat there again!
We had free food tickets as part of our World Youth Day package so we didn't go to restaurants to eat. But we did go for ice cream, and there are a lot of ice cream places around the city. Most of these places are outdoor cafes, and have pretty much every ice cream flavour imaginable.
We were stopping overnight at this brewery / restaurant, it's the middle of summer and warm, the beer garden is open where elso do you go to eat?
Food is ordered inside and a receipt given, listen for your food, slightly confusing at first but works well when you get the idea!
anyway they have a pizza oven in the beergarded "best pizza outside Italy" says Mrs Bonio, as ever hard to resist a schnitzel for me, this time "Fuldaer rucksack" with goats cheese and lots of garlic mmmmmmmm - oh yeah beer is excellent too.
There is also a very good indoor restaurant but as the weather so good didn't try it, would like to one day though.
A new bistro-style restaurant close to the university so there are lots of students coming to this place. Nice food mostly local, also great salads,all sorts of drinks - really good prices, especially compared to Düsseldorf. They have 3 free internet computers, where people actully checked their ebay account and some desperate guys played cards...
Academica is a good place to kick-off your night out.
Big car park!
This cafe is located at the Orangerie in Fulda, they have outdoor seating, may be only seasonal. If you go to Fulda outside the April-October months, may want to call to see if they are open. They do catering, also.
They have typical cafe fare, coffee, tea, pastries, sandwiches. Nice location, great setting, great for people-watching. Is a bit pricey, tho.
Favorite Dish: They have an assortment of goodies, most are very good, I can't say what my favorite was, but they were all very well done and lavishly presented. This is a classy place, so be prepared to pay, even tho you may only be getting cake or ice cream or a sandwich, most items are probably going to be about 5 Euro or more.
Koehler Nudeln is a noodle factory owned by my cousin, Julius Koehler and run by his son, Humbertus. I'm not advertising for them, but if you happen to visit Fulda, you may want to stop in and check it out. They supply noodles of all types to the local markets and restaurants. So, if you get a noodle dish at one of the restaurants in Fulda, it may be Koehler Nudeln that you eat!
They also owned a cafe in Fulda, but I think they sold it, as I cannot find a listing for it, I have to check on that.
Favorite Dish: Noodles, noodles, noodles! Wide, fat, flat, thin, curly, straight, maybe even, figure eight?
Egg, wheat, take your pick. Something for your sauce on to stick!
Beergarden, brewery, restaurant.. all in one and one of Fulda`s greatest places to go for a beer! In summer you have to be early to find a seat outside, not only at weekends. It`s popular with students as well as aaalll other age groups!
By the way, everybody who lives around here has one of the really nice Wiesenmühlen beer glasses at home... so... if you wanna bring a souvenir take the beer mat and a beer glass :-))
Favorite Dish: Apart from the famous Wiesenm?hlen-Beer??
Hmmm Pizza, salads, Brezeln!! And Brezeln with cheese!
The name doesn`t sound Indian, it doesn`t look Indian - but the food is the best you will evvvvver get!!!
Everything is delicious...last time I had Murgh Madras, chicken with a sauce as hot as... I don`t know, you`re close to tears in the end! Just have lots of rice and bread with it, and finish up with a Lassi Mango - and don`t listen to your friends` comments or the waiter`s warnings ;-)
Because Fulda was once an Abbot City, it's only natural that they have their own beer - Hochstift - which roughly translates as "High Charity" - a strange name for a beer.
At any rate, this beer is different from other beers in the region, because it's drier and more bitter than other beers.
My personal preference is not Hochstift, but a special product they sell, called "Urtyp" or "Original Bavarian Kind".
Although the brewery isn't open to the public, they do have a brewery house, called "Felsenkeller".
Favorite Dish: The liver dumpling soup (Leberknödelsuppe) with an original Bavarian pretzel - although they recommend Wheat Beer, the Urtyp tastes good with this dish too!
Out for a walk around town we were drawn by the smell of malt to the Hochstift brewery just outside town. Happily a Gastätte with a beer garden next door. Food, drink and surroundings very good.