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On to Bamberg

We said a tearful goodbye to Billy’s parents, they are such wonderful people. After another amazing breakfast, it was off to Bamberg. It was a nice, easy 4 hour drive south to a region called Franconia. Bamberg is a very old city, known for their breweries. So, of course, the first place we stop after checking into our hotel was the oldest brewery in Bamberg, Klosterbrau. The brewery dates back to 1533 and the beers were phenomenal, it was also right next to the hotel.
There is a great river running through the old city and we crossed over it many times as we explored the city.
We found a great restaurant on our walk and made a reservation for the evening. We took a break back at our hotel to relax before dinner. I decided to contemplate the meaning of life, the universe and everything over a glass of bubbles. The answer is still 42.
Dinner was amazing. Teresa and I split a regional specialty called Schäuferle. It was a braised pork shoulder with a beer sauce. It came with Kartoffelklöße which is hard to describe but very tasty. It’s kinda like a potato dumpling but not quite. Regardless, it was delicious. For dessert, I had an apple strudel and Teresa had a great chocolate cake. The desserts were as good as the dinner and what we loved most was that they weren’t too sweet.
It was a leisurely walk to the hotel for a nice glass of wine before a good night’s rest to conquer the rest of Bamberg tomorrow.

Posted by Matraciaa 19:54 Archived in Germany

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