Monday, April 11, 2011

So, about Germany...

As I've alluded to a couple times recently, Leah and I will be heading to Germany with our youngest in tow in about a month (my mother-in-law will be coming down to graciously housesit and watch our two older kids and our dogs, so any would-be burglars out there shouldn't get too excited). Our last trip to Germany, four years ago, was planned entirely around beer. While it was amazing, the one bad thing was we didn't really have too many experiences where we just stopped in a random pub and had a local Pils or Weizen. As such, most of this trip will be based on non-beer factors and we'll take our beer as we find it.

We know where the trip begins and ends. We're flying into Stuttgart and will make Tübingen (home to the Neckarmüller brew pub pictured above) our home base for the first few days. Nine days later we'll end up in Düsseldorf, where I'll stock up on Altbier (notice I said most of the trip will be based on non-beer factors, not all of it). What we don't know is what we're doing in between. Currently we're thinking of spending a few days in Heidelberg, but we're open to other ideas (particularly ones that are off the beaten path, though still accessible by train). If anybody has any suggestions or recommendations for towns to visit, attractions to see, or bed-and-breakfasts to stay at, feel free to leave a comment below. Prost!


Blogger Steven said...

If you haven't looked into the Brauerei Gasthaus, you may be able to add just a little more to the beer-factor of the trip.

I have a bookmark to the main web site for them, I'll try to dig it up.

1:26 PM, April 14, 2011  
Blogger Steven said...

Didn't take long:

Look under the Übersicht tab - Breweries & beer Brands (huh -- Uerige is a member -- perhaps I'm preaching to the choir?).

Don't know how far south you're going, but I've stayed at Bad Wörishofer Löwenbräu and Lammbräu Untergröningnen and both were fun with good beer and great Gemütlichkeit!

1:39 PM, April 14, 2011  
Blogger Russ said...

Thanks, Steve. Unfortunately, while the site lists Uerige, it doesn't link to any info on how to actually reserve a room (and I can't find anything on their website anyway). As it is, we have a room (which we can cancel with no penalty) at a hotel about 10 meters away from Brauerei Schumacher so I won't sweat it!

11:13 AM, April 15, 2011  
Blogger Steven said...

I dunno... 30 feet might be strenuous! ;-)

1:58 PM, April 15, 2011  

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