We visited Weiden in der Oberpfalz, a charming town in the heart of Bavaria, with an open mind about the local culinary scene. Watch our Beer Food Germany video to find out what the food and beer are like in this part of the world.
When many travelers journey to Europe, they usually visit the big destination cities like Rome, Florence, Paris, Munich and London. Many of these cities could be called ‘bucket list destinations’ – can’t miss places for a European tour. We’ve been to these cities, and they’re all awesome for their food, culture and architecture. Sometimes, though, we like to visit smaller cities where the vibe is more laid back, the prices are lower and, surprisingly often, the food can be better. Weiden in der Oberpfalz is one of these cities.
We ended up visiting Weiden in der Oberpfalz thanks to a generous invitation from our friend Corinne of Reflections Enroute. As luck would have it, Corinne and her husband Jim were away during our visit due to a family emergency. Despite this set back, we enjoyed exploring Weiden in der Oberpfalz, a cute Bavarian city with oodles of charm, not to mention pretzels. During our explorations of the city, we discovered that the food in Weiden in der Oberpfalz is surprisingly good, especially at Braü Wirt, the local tap house.
And then there’s the beer…
Not surprisingly, the beer in German is better than most beer in the rest of the world. BraüWirt brews and serves its own Zoigl beer, a beer varietal that is specific to the Oberpfalz region in this part of Bavaria. This beer goes back to the 16th century and is described by the ✡ symbol for its six ingredients, two of which are ironically water.
We ate and drank at BraüWirt twice, both times seated next to large lagering tanks. Gentle sounds of festive oompah music drifted into our room during our meals, adding to the overall experience and somehow making everything taste better. We drank Zoigl Dark and Zoigl Wheat beers , somehow missing out on the tap house’s Zoigl Helles (the German word for Pilsener.) Check out our video to see what we ate at BraüWirt. You know you want to!
Beer Food Germany Video
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BraüWirt is located at Unterer Markt 9, 92637 Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Germany.