Bavaria


Ratskeller

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(central Munich)

Bayerischer Donisl

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(suburbs of Munich)

Gaststätte-Cafe Bachgütl

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Maria Gern

 Echostüberl

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Berchtesgaden

Hotel-Gasthof Salzberg

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Schönau am Königssee

Gasthof Gebirgshäusl

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Engedey

Gasthof-Cafe Dürrlehen

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Maria Gern

LaPerla Ristorante Pizzeria

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Füssen

Sonne Hotel & Cafe

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Füssen

Ritterstub'n

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Füssen

Hotel Müller

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Hohenschwangau (E of Füssen)

Fischerhütte

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Hopfen am See (NW of Füssen)

Landgasthof Zur Post

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Schwangau (E of Füssen)

Gasthof Schweiger

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Wies (NE of Füssen next to Wieskirche)

Gasthof Fraundorfer

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Restaurant “Alt Mittenwald”

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Mittenwald (SE of Garmisch)

Hotel-Gasthof "Die Alpenrose“

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Mittenwald (SE of Garmisch)

Hotel Wolf

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Oberammergau

 Baumeisterhaus

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Rothenburg o.d.T.

Gasthof zum Goldener Greifen

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Rothenburg o.d.T.

Reichs-Küchenmeister

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Rothenburg o.d.T.

Hotel Roter Hahn

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Rothenburg o.d.T.

Gasthof Alte Schreinerei

 - Steinsfeld (W of Rothenburg)

Gasthaus Holdermühle

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Creglingen (W of Rothenburg)

Gasthof Goldene Krone

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Iphofen (NE of Rothenburg)

Prösslbräu Adlersberg

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Adlersberg (NW of Regensburg)

Gasthaus Zum Stern

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Beilngries (Altmühltal)

Restaurant Zum Sternla

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Bamberg

Klosterbräu Bamberg

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Bamberg

Cafe Extrablatt

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Dinkelsbühl

Rechberger-Hof

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Rechberg (near Regensburg)

Bischofshof am Dom

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Regensburg

Forsthaus Valepp

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Schliersee/Valepp (S of Spitzingsee)

Würzburger Ratskeller

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Würzburg

Lämmle Wirtshaus und Weinkeller

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Würzburg

(Recommended by Ben and Val)

Ratskeller
Marienplatz 8
80331
Munich
Tel - 89/2199890 ~ Fax - 89/21998930
Email -
info@ratskeller.com

Open daily from 10am til midnight

(Ben) ...Located in the cellars of the Neues Rathaus on the Marienplatz. A shady garden restaurant is also available. Nice atmosphere but crowded a lot of the time. Try the Goulasch soup...

(Val) ...After showing the area to Carson and Michelle we decided to stop in the Ratskeller for dinner. Carson and Michelle just loved the decor...as do we. We ordered Potato Soup...simply the best and I ordered the Chicken Breast with White Wine Sauce. It was just perfect! Very light yet very tasty...


(Recommended by Ben)

Bayerischer Donisl
Weinstrasse 1
80333
Munich
Tel - 89/296264 ~ Fax - 89/2285884
Just around the corner from the Frauenkirche and across from the Marienplatz

Great location outside for people watching and nursing a Bier. Good food - reasonable prices. Live bavarian music each evening from 6 pm. Try the Schweinswürstl and Sauerkraut...

In Maria Gern north of Berchtesgaden

(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Gaststätte-Cafe Bachgütl
Gerner Straße 17½
83471
Berchtesgaden/Maria Gern
Tel - 8652-3486

This restaurant is located about 1,000 meters north of the famous chapel at Maria Gern on the same road. Try the Spargel (white asparagus) mit Rühreier (scrambled eggs). Schmeckt sehr gut! The Schnitzel is also excellent.


(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Hotel-Gasthof Salzberg
Hans Wehnig
Bergwerkstraße 86
83471
Berchtesgaden
Tel - 8652/2112 ~ Fax - 8652/66136

..Nice little Gasthof situated just around the corner from the Salt Mine works. Pleasant rooms and the prices are still very reasonable. Cozy little restaurant with just the right atmosphere for relaxing and downing a few evening brews. My room overlooked a nearby bakery where you could enjoy nice fresh rolls and morning coffee.


(Recommended by Ted)

Echostüberl
Andreas Massury
An der Seeklause 41
83471
Schönau am Königssee
Tel - 8652/948630 ~ 8652/948631
Email -
info@echostueberl.de
Located on the lakefront of the Königssee

...An excellent meal in a wonderful restaurant, the walls are covered in pictures from Luge victories. There is a Luge close to the Echostüberl and I have the impression that the owner or local resident was one of the heroes.


(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Gasthof-Pension Gebirgshäusl
Ramsauer Strasse 106
83483
Bischofswiesen/Engedey
Tel - 8652/2366 ~ Fax - 8652/3997
Email -
info@gebirgshaeusl.com
Located just off the
B305 (Alpenstrasse) in Engedey between Ramsau and Berchtesgaden

Excellent outdoor patio - seldom crowded - good food - beautiful scenery. Fish is a specialty and the breaded pan-fried Red Snapper filet with potato salad is delicious. The Bier - Unser Bürgerbräu - is primo...


(Recommended by Gunner & Erika)

Gasthof-Cafe Dürrlehen
Family Rudi und Heidi Stanger
Almbachweg 17
83471
Berchtesgaden/Maria Gern
Tel - 8652/3473 ~ Fax - 8652/69567
Email -
info@duerrlehen.de

...After unloading our luggage we headed a little further up the road to our favorite restaurant, the "Dürrlehen", for lunch. They have covered tables outside where we prefer to sit. The same waiter was still there from our previous visit. So was the dog, a collie, who was a puppy then and is now a fullgrown dog. We found out that Thursday was their Ruhetag when they are closed.

Good Pizza - Good Prices

(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

LaPerla Ristorante Pizzeria
Drehergasse 44
87629
Füssen
Tel - 8362/7155

Excellent little pizzeria just off the main pedestrian zone (Reichenstraße). From the Kaiser-Maximilian Platz - walking south towards the Hohes Schloß - turn left on Schranneng Straße and follow it around as it becomes Drehergasse. That might sound like a long distance but it's actually a very short walk for good Italian food at reasonable prices.


Unbelievable salads...

(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Sonne Hotel & Cafe
Reichenstraße 37
87629
Füssen
Tel - 8362/6061 ~ Fax - 8362/6064
Restaurant, beer garden

Nice cafe/restaurant overlooking the Kaiser Maximilian Platz at the beginning of the pedestrian zone. My daughter and I enjoyed some excellent schnitzels while the women enjoyed two huge and great tasting salad assortments.


(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Ritterstub'n
Ritterstraße 4
87629
Füssen
Tel/Fax - 8362/7759
Email -
info@restaurant-ritterstuben.de

...enjoyed an excellent meal at a place just off the Fußgängerzone that Suzanne (Suzanne's B&B) had recommended - the Ritterstub'n specializes in fish and vegetarian dishes. The place was packed but we didn't mind sitting in the backroom. Very nice...


View from Fischerhütte...

(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Fischerhütte
Uferstraße 16
87629
Hopfen am See (near Füssen)
Tel - 8362/91970 ~ Fax - 8362/919718

After a lazy afternoon enjoying our new apartment, we drove over to Hopfen am See and had dinner at one of the many lakeside restaurants. Our choice, turned out to be a good one. I enjoyed a large plate of Schwäbische Maultaschen mit Röstzwiebeln an gemischtem Salat (8.50 €), Dee Dee had the large crab and shrimp salad (Salatplatte Christine - Gartenfrische Salate der Saison mit frischen Krabben und einer Riesengarnele, italienischem mariniertem Gemüse - 12.90 €), Frankfurters and Pommes for Amy (5 €). Good food - great location on the lake - outstanding view. Amy has a good time feeding bread to the small birds who are seasoned and trusting enough to sit on the railing next to our table. Perfect day in the Allgäu for our group.


(Recommended by Larry & Ben)

Landgasthof Zur Post
Münchner Str. 5
87645
Schwangau
Tel - 8362/98210 ~ Fax - 8362/982155
Email -
Postwirt-Schwangau@t-online.de

Located right on the main drag in Schwangau just across from the Royal Castles (Romantic Road - B17). Ben and I first tried this place back in 2000, and we have made a point to stop here ever since. Most recent treat was a huge stuffed pork cutlet, finely breaded and pan-fried to perfection. Topped off with a generous serving of german potato salad and a couple of “Kalten” Bier, it’s a meal to die for (or from).

(Recommended by Ben)

Hotel Müller
Alpseestraße 16
87645
Hohenschwangau
Tel - 8362/8199/0 ~ Fax - 8362/819913
Email -
info@hotel-mueller.de
Restaurant, Hotel Bar, Views of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles

I have had lunch/dinner at the Müller on several occasions. Situated just below Hohenschwangau castle it is an excellent restaurant to take a break for a light lunch between visiting the castles. Nice atmosphere - friendly wait staff - excellent food...


(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Gasthof Schweiger
Andreas Linder
Wies 9
86989
Steingaden-Wies
Tel - 8862/500 ~ Fax - 8862/6116
Email -
info@gasthof-schweiger-wieskirche.de

If you are familiar with or have ever visited the Wieskirche near Steingaden - you have walked right by this Cafe-Gasthof. It is just across the pathway from the front door of the church. The Zimmermann brothers created the Wieskirche in the 18th century. Dominikus Zimmermann built a house next door to the church he loved and couldn't bear to leave. He lived there until his death in 1766. The Gasthof Schweiger is on the spot where the original house of Dominikus Zimmerman was located. If you have ever walked the footpaths around the outside of the church then you know how peaceful and beautiful the surrounding meadows and mountains are. You can understand why someone would choose to build a house next door to the church and live the rest of their live there. The Schweiger is not only in an excellent location - it also serves excellent cusine at reasonable prices. And the Bier - sehr gut...


(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Gasthof Fraundorfer
Ludwigstraße 24
82467
Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Tel - 8821/9270 ~ Fax - 8821/92799
Email -
info@gasthof-fraundorfer.de

A cozy, over-the-top Bavarian atmosphere, complete with accordian player/yodeler and Schuhplatter shows throughout the evening. Walls are covered with Bavarian decorations, photos, hunting trophies, etc. Unless you arrive very early in the afternoon/evening - recommend reservations - or you might be disappointed or forced to vacate your table at a certain time. Hearty portions of food and plenty of Bier...


(Recommended by Don & Ben)

Hotel Wolf
Dorfstraße 1
82487
Oberammergau
Tel - 8822/92330 ~ Fax - 8822/923333
Email -
info@hotel-wolf.de
Restaurant - Hotel bar - café - sun terrace

(
Don) ...One remembers this hotel most because of the flower boxes on the windows. From it's location it is only a short walk to the center of town. Not far from the hotel is the site of the Passion Play. Car parking is on a side street next to the hotel, and as always breakfast was excellent...

(Ben) ...This is a great location to sit outside and enjoy a light meal and a Bier while people watching. Excellent Schnitzel...


(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Restaurant “Alt Mittenwald”
Cafè - Bar - Bistro
Inhaber - Christian Daberkow
Hochstraße 18
82481
Mittenwald
Tel - 8823/5822 ~ Fax - 8823/926142
Email -
alt-mittenwald@t-online.de

Late one day we visited the Restaurant "Alt Mittenwald" at Hochstrasse 18 and met the owner Christian Daberkow. It just so happens that the only internet connection available to the public in Mittenwald (or so we were told by others to include a local travel info office) is at the Alt Mittenwald and provided by Christian. He sits his nice large laptop on the bar and charges 3 Euro an hour. The connection is fast and the atmosphere makes it my kind of Internet cafe. :-) Noch ein Bier bitte...


(Recommended by Larry & Ben)

Hotel-Gasthof "Die Alpenrose“
Sepp Zunterer
Obermarkt 1
82481
Mittenwald
Tel - 8823/92700 - Fax - 8823/3720
Email -
info@hotel-alpenrose-mittenwald.de

We headed into the village one afternoon and after walking and shopping the Fußgängerzone we had a nice lunch at an outside table of the Gasthof Alpenrose at Obermarkt 1. Good service - good food - great people watching spot...



Seven Virtues - Seven Deadly Sins

(Recommended by Ben)

Baumeisterhaus
Obere Schmiedgasse 3
91541
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel - 9861/3404

Abit more expensive than my normal budget but you can dine in one of Rothenburg's nicest medieval style courtyards or their equally nice inner dining room. The ever changing menu features specialties from Bavaria and Franconia.  Located just a few steps south of the Marktplatz.


An old favorite....

(Recommended by Ben, Dee Dee & PStuyvsant)

Gasthof zum Goldener Greifen
Obere Schmiedgasse 5
91541
Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel - 9861/2281 ~ Fax - 9861/86374
Accepts American Express and Visa

Rothenburg's famous mayor, Heinrich Toppler lived at this location 600 yrs ago. We have stayed at the Greifen on several occasions in the past. Nice restaurant inside with a nice budget minded menu - (just nextdoor to the Baumeisterhaus) - small terrace out back excellent for wine and cheese or cokes and fries. My last meal here was Goulaschsuppe, a Halbes Hähnchen mit Pommes, and Asbach and Cola. Great meal in a great old inn.


(Recommended by Ben, Larry, Joan & Val)

Hotel Roter Hahn
Family Gallus
Obere Schmiedgaße 21
91541
Rothenburg o.d.T.
Tel - 9861/5088 ~ Fax - 9861/5140
Email -
info@roterhahn.com

(
Joan) ..I have stayed here twice. Great location, about 1 block from Rathaus and town square. Staff very friendly and helpful. They all speak excellent English. Nice restaurant downstairs.

(
Val) ..I thought it was a great place...terrific location...almost directly opposite the Criminal Museum and right down the street from the Marktplatz. The rooms are comfortable and the staff was terrific...especially the manager, who is extremely pleasant and helpful. The restaurant is a favorite of locals and has excellent food at very reasonable prices.

(
Ben & Larry) ...Last time we ate at the Roter Hahn we arrived mid-afternoon but were served an excellent dinner for lunch prices. We had a scrumptious chicken Cordon Bleu with Pommes and Bier and one of Larry's favorite German meals - half a roasted chicken with Pommes and Bier (total cost each - less than $10). One of my favorite people watching locations in Rothenburg is the outside terrace at the Roter Hahn.


(Recommended by Ben)

Flair-Hotel Reichs-Küchenmeister
Kirchplatz 8
91541
Rothenburg o.d.T.
Tel - 9861/9700 ~ Fax - 9861/970409
Email -
hotel@reichskuechenmeister.com

When the weather is good - one of the best places to eat in Rothenburg is the garden restaurant of the Reichs-Küchenmeister. This is an excellent location (shaded by Chestnut, Lime and Maple trees) for people watching and with a nice view of St. Jacobs Church. My last meal there was a light dinner of Fränkisch wurst and Fränkisch Alt Bier (pictured above).



(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Gasthof Alte Schreinerei
Kristin & Reinhold Würflein
Bettwar 52
91628
Steinsfeld (10 km west of Rothenburg o.d.T.)
Tel - 9861/1541 ~ Fax - 9861/86710
Email -
alte.schreinerei@t-online

A few kilometers west of Rothenburg along the beautiful Tauber valley is the very nice Gasthof Alte Schreinerei. Friendly atmosphere - good service - excellent food. Our daughter Amy had her very first Kinderschnitzel mit Pommes here and was hooked from then on.


(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Gasthaus Holdermühle
Beate Körner
Holdermühle
97933
Creglingen (near Rothenburg - Tauber Valley)
Tel - 7933/912317 ~ Fax - 7933/912326
Email -
gasthaus.holdermuehle@datevnet.de

While driving along the beautiful Tauber valley about 12 km from Rothenburg - I noted a nice looking terrace at a hidden Gasthaus we passed along the way, and made a point to return that evening. The Gasthouse Holdermühle near Tauberzell (look for a sign on the road and a sharp turn over a one lane bridge). Nice meal - cool evening - Biergarten outside with the river flowing nearby. A true country setting...


(Recommended by Ben & Larry)

Gasthof Goldene Krone
Marktplatz 2
97346
Iphofen
Tel - 9323-87240 ~ Fax - 9323/872424
Email -
kontakt@gasthof-krone-iphofen.de

Located across from the city hall. Recommended by the hostess of a nearby farm where were staying. Nice dining areas inside and outside. We started our meals outside but it started raining so the waitress moved us to a table upstairs. This place has an upscale feel about it and in a larger town it would probably be a splurge for us. The walls are loaded with trophy heads and there are little stuffed critters all over the place. I was in the mood for fish but after I talked Larry into a carp filet I decided on the rumpsteak. We decided to split our great looking meals to get a bite of everything. Both turned out to be outstanding choices...


(Recommended by Gary & Carolyn)

Rechberger-Hof
Familie Schmidmeier
Leonhard-Nübler Strasse 5
93176
Rechberg (near Regensburg)
Tel/Fax - 9493/1553
(Ruhetag Dienstag)

This place was recommended to us by the Tourist Information Office personnel in Beratzhausen. It is located just off the A3 Autobahn between Regensburg and Nürnberg. Take the Beratzhausen exit and follow the signs to Rechberg which is a little country village just a few kilometers from the Autobahn exit. The night we were there they had a buffet which looked gorgeous. The place was packed and the large parking lot was full. We had to park on the street in a very narrow opening . . . that I remember well. Inside we found an extremely friendly staff who were neat, attentive, attractive, with cute Dirndl-like uniforms. The girls had a fair to good command of English and were not afraid to use it. We were surprised to find at least two tables of very well-behaved young American military personnel with dependents (I assume). They were tight-lipped about where they were stationed so we didn't push the subject. The nearest US facility I could identify was in Vilseck. We opted for Schnitzel which was very good, but probably a mistake because the buffet looked just great once I wandered into the next room to check it out. This was a high middle class type establishment, but prices were very reasonable, atmosphere was extremely friendly, and German-American interaction was flourishing. I would rate this place an "A". I wanted to go out of my way to stop there again on my upcoming trip, but we will be passing by on a Tuesday (Ruhetag). It is worth a stop for dinner or lunch if you are in the Regensburg area on A3. We also had lunch there one day. I believe I had broccoli creme soup which was excellent.


(Recommended by Erskine, Tennessee Bill, and Ben & Clan)

Prösslbräu Adlersberg
(Familie Prössl)
Dominikanerstraße 2-3
93186
Pettendorf/Adlersberg (near Regensburg)
Tel - 09404/1822 ~~ Fax - 09404/5233

(
Erskine) ...The Prösslbräu is a brewery Gasthaus that draws a large German crowd with very few Americans. The Inn is located 5 miles W of Regensburg about ½ mile N of B8. The rooms are modest but fully equipped. The food is traditional German & the beer (made on premises) is some of the best in Deutschland. The Inn is only minutes from Regensberg and 1¼ hours from the Munich airport. The brewery was formerly operated by Dominikan monks. The monastery grounds included a church for the local people. About 170 years ago the local government declared that the monks must divest their brewery from the monastery. The Prössl family bought the brewery and agreed to keep the church maintained for the locals. This agreement satisfied the local government and the Prösslbräu was born. So today the church and brewery stand side by side inside the walled permises. The Prössl family built a gasthaus and later added about 20 lodging rooms.

(
Ben) ...We arrived at the Prösslbräu around lunchtime, found a nice outside table (finally a bit of sunshine) and quickly discovered one of the reasons why Erskine recommends this place so highly - the Bier - 'Es war Hervorragende'. For lunch we had -
Niederbayerischer Krustenbraten in Dunkelbiersauce mit Semmelknödel und Sauerkraut - (7.60 €)
Putensteak in Pfefferrahn mit Pommes Frites und Salat - (7.60 €)
Kinderschnitzel mit Pommes Frites - (5.80 €)

Great beer, food, service and fun...

(Recommended by Larry & Ben)

Cafe – Bistro – Restaurant Extrablatt
Am Weinmarkt 10
91550
Dinkelsbühl
Tel - 9851/2297 ~ Fax - 9851/554691
Email -
bernatzky@t-online.de

Excellent Cafe in the heart of Dinkelsbühl not far from the Hotel Palmengarten which is a favorite hotel here. If the weather is good, grab an outdoor table and try the Bratwurst with potato salad. But with a Bier of course...


(Recommended by Ben & Clan)

Historisches Gasthaus Zum Stern
Familie Sturm
Hauptstraße 7
92339
Beilngries
Tel - 8461/602281 ~ Fax - 8461/602282
Email -
info@gasthof-stern.net

Discovered this quaint little place one evening while exploring Beilngries. Cozy, comfortable old restaurant with friendly staff. I tried an excellent plate of Forelle Müllerin (fresh trout) for 7.10 € while the girls went with Goulasch and Pommes. Amy was uncomfortable eating with my fish looking at her so I placed a napkin over it's head. :-) Nice Helles Bier...


(Recommended by Jim - Tooooobah)

Forsthaus Valepp
Familie Baumann
Valeppstraße
83727
Schliersee/Valepp
Tel & Fax - 8026/71281
(Approx 15 km from Rottach/Egern along the Valeppstraße)



...I won't say that Valepp is one of my closest guarded secrets because it's not. Over the years I've referred to it on the travel boards more than a dozen times. To be quite frank with you, there isn't much there for your basic American tourist and that's what has held my fascination for at least 14 years now. You normally need a road atlas of a ratio of at least 1:300,000 to even find the place. Valepp itself is a matter of about a dozen buildings (some inhabited and some not), a church/chapel and a very rustic hotel (Forsthaus Valepp). It's located about half a mile from the Austrian border along a toll road just SSE of Rottach/Egern. You can also get there from Spitzingsee but you'll have to traverse the 6Km on foot. Both roads lead through deep mountain valleys with brooks running along side. For the most part there is enough room for the roads (quite narrow), the brooks and nothing else. The road from Enterrotach and Monialm outward is posted at 30 km/hour for a very good reason. Do yourself and the others on the road a favor and drive very carefully. Your life could depend on it. At any given time there may be only two English speakers in the valley, one fairly fluent and the other only passable. The fluent one happens to be the guy (Heinz) that runs the Forsthaus. The other is a friend of mine that has a summer house next to the Forsthaus. He's an official with the Bavarian Chamber of Commerce and normally lives in München/Passing. He spends a lot of his vacation time in Valepp.

Fourteen years ago when we were making our first really "exploratory" trips to the German speaking world I happened to spot the place on a decent road map and actually found my way to it. We stopped at the Forsthaus for luch, inquired within whether they had rooms to let and the rest is history. As I mentioned before, there is really nothing to attract your average tourist with two exceptions:

A: The alpine hiking possibilities in the area are great. There are four peaks over 1800M accessible from outside the front door. Moreover, by driving 4-6Km down the road there are at least another dozen (ranging from 1400-1700M) available as well.

B: Peace and quiet generaly descends upon the valley around 5:30 PM. During the day when the weather is nice, especially but not limited to the weekends, the place receives a ton of traffic from both the Tegernsee and Spitzingsee tourists. Once the sun starts to go down (4:45 PM, deep valley, remember) the tourists either jump in their cars, get on the bus or hoof it out of there in a hurry. This leaves yourself and the few other houseguests to enjoy their evening meal out on the terrace with nothing but the birds and the sound from the Grundache (the stream that flows out in front, across from the parking lot) to break the silence. To my mind this place embodies Bavaria at it's best. As far as I know, there is nothing like this place extant in the whole of the German speaking world anymore.

Forsthaus Valepp as well as the entire region belongs to the State of Bavaria. Anyone that lives there actually rents their property from the State, including the people that run the Forsthaus. The restaurant is topnotch. If they're really busy you might have to wait a bit before your order shows up or to pay the bill but I've never been disappointed with anything they've ever put before me. The menu is typically Bavarian, offering two kinds of freshly caught trout (Müllerin and Blau), Hirschmedaillonen, Hirschgulasch (really good!), Schweinsbraten in Dunkelbiersauce, Wammerl, Bauernschmaus usw. usw.. There's something there for everybody. The daily specials can also be everybit as mouthwatering. For you cheese lovers there's even something that they refer to as "der Stinker", a small portion of Miesbacher (similar to Limburger) served with paprika and onions. Try it! You'll like it! They also offer a cold menu from 3:00 on but you can order anything from any of the menus if you happen to be a houseguest and pretty much stipulate the time you wish it to be served. They also have a great Kaiserschmarr'n (mit Rosinen und Apfelsauce).

(Recommended by Val)

Gasthaus Zum Sternla
Lange Straße 46
96047
Bamberg
Tel - 951/28750 ~ Fax - 951/2084340
Email -
zumsternla@t-online.de

The Sternla is listed as Bamberg's oldest pub (dates back to 14th century). It is conveniently located on the "main" street leading toward the Altes Rathaus. It is now owned by the Maisel Brewery. Prices are very reasonable... Zwiebelsuppe for 2.50 Euro... Putenschnitzel for 8 Euro. A Pils vom faß is 1.80 Euro. Very good food. Nice atmosphere and very friendly service.


(Recommended by Val)

Klosterbräu Bamberg
Obere Mühlbrücke 1-3
96049
Bamberg
Tel - 951/57722 ~ Fax - 951/59294
Email -
mail@klosterbraeu.de
Bamberg's oldest brewery (dating from 1533)

This place is one of the friendliest I've ever been to. We stopped in on our way to our hotel, the St. Nepomuk. Glad we did. I didn't eat anything here, but Ed had the Pork Roast with Cabbage and Dumplings (6.90 Euro) and loved it. They don't have an extensive menu, but it's a lively place with very good beer and is very family friendly. Two little girls were flitting around the restaurant, in angel costumes, and they put smiles on everyone's faces, including the staff. Try finding that in an American restaurant!


(Recommended by Val)

Lämmle Wirtshaus und Weinkeller
Marienplatz 5
97070
Würzburg
Tel & Fax - 931/54748

We liked this place so much, that we ate there twice... once for dinner and again for lunch. It has a warm, cozy atmosphere, which was much appreciated after traipsing through the cold and snow. The Gulaschsuppe doesn't fail in warming up your "innards" and is one of the best we've every tried. Ed loved his Zwiebelrostbraten. Very friendly and efficient service and a nice clientele. For lunch, we sat with a group of Germans, who welcomed us to their table like long-lost friends. A very nice choice, in Würzburg, for good German fare at great prices.


(Recommended by Val)

Würzburger Ratskeller
Langgasse 1
97070
Würzburg
Tel - 931/13021 ~ Fax - 931/13022
Email -
ratskeller-wuerzburg@t-online.de

The Würzburg Rathskeller does not disappoint. It exhibits the typical, rustic decor as lots of other Rathskellers and abounds in mounted deer heads on the walls, etc. I had a terrific meal of Sauerbraten here. I'm very picky about my Sauerbraten and haven't really had too many, in Germany, that I thought were very good. This place is the exception. Service was impeccable and the atmosphere seemed rather upscale, but the prices were pretty good... 10.70 Euro for my meal. Ed had the Kalbsteak and loved it... 8.80 Euro. The ambience is lovely and the local wine list is quite varied. A nice choice in Würzburg.

(Recommended by Val)

Bischofshof am Dom
Monika und Herbert Schmalhofer
Krauterermarkt 3
93047
Regensburg
Tel - 0941/58460 ~ Fax - 0941/5846146
Email -
info@hotel-bischofshof.de
Central location in historical building
Restaurant - Biergarten

This old bishop's residence is a terrific choice in Regensburg. Situated right behind the cathedral and about 2 blocks from the Danube, the hotel is partially built into the old Roman wall of the city. As the pictures will attest to, this hotel is beautifully appointed. The greatest feature of this property is the tranquil garden area, in front of the main entrance. A whimsical water fountain, depicting a jolly bishop and his gaggle of geese, is the centerpiece of this lovely Biergarten. The Biergarten gets very busy during the dinner hours and no wonder... the food is outstanding! A large menu, consisting of a wide variety of culinary options is offered and the service is impeccable. If you don't stay here, while in Regensburg, try to make it for dinner!

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