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Beer Food Germany

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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.

German Meat and Cheese
This plate packs a wallop with its selection of local meats, cheeses and even smoked salmon.

When many travelers journey to Europe, they usually visit the big destination cities like Amsterdam, Paris and London. 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 traveled to Weiden in der Oberpfalz to visit friends. As luck would have it, our friends were away during our visit due to a family emergency. Despite this setback, 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 German food in Weiden in der Oberpfalz is surprisingly good, especially at BraüWirt, the town’s local tap house. We ate hearty foods like sausage and schnitzel – exactly the kind of food that we had hoped to eat in Germany.

Pork Shoulder in Germany
Could a plate get any more German than this one with its pork shoulder, sauerkraut and dumpling?

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.

BraüWirt is located at Unterer Markt 9, 92637 Weiden in der Oberpfalz, Germany.

Beer Food Germany Video

Check out our YouTube video to see what we ate at BraüWirt. You know you want to!

Important Update
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About the Authors

Daryl & Mindi Hirsch

Saveur Magazine’s BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences and recipes on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.


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