Eating Well in Franconia

Whenever we travel to Franconia, we overeat. I usually remember to order the Seniorenteller (smaller size), but we also nibble on this and that, things my siblings push towards us, and what we miss around here in Hessen.

The drinking portions are in a different category too. Whenever I order a Weinschorle (half wine, half mineral water), it comes in a 0.5 l glass (pint size). I forget I need to order a small one.

Weinschorle

This is one of my favorites. We can get this in Hessen too, where it is called Obadza. In Franconia, it is called ‘Gerupfter’, served on dark bread or lye. This spread is a mixture of butter, Camembert, onions, and red pepper.

Gerupfter a.k.a. Obatzda

We wanted a small lunch in between running errands. When the proprietor suggested ‘Kraut und Bratwürst’ for a small lunch, we believed him (we fall for it every time!). First came the basket of bread.

Then came the actual lunch – big fat tasty fried sausages. Oh my.

I’m glad we had this photo taken before lunch.

National Beer Day in Germany

Every year on 23 April, we celebrate National Beer Day in Germany. This was started in 1994 to mark the German Reinheitsgebot (German Purity Requirement), which dates back to 1516.

The International Beer Day, on the other hand, is set for 2 August 2019.

It is recommended to drink certain types of beer from certain kinds of glasses to bring out the flavor.

  • Tulpe: most suited for Pils and Schwarzbier
  • Kölschstange: for Kölsch beer (dialect for Cologne) served in a tiny glass of just 0.2 liter
  • Weißbierglas: for Weizenbier
  • Flöte: for light Edelbier (select beer)
  • Schwenker: especially for Dunkel- und Spezialbier
  • Glaskrug: universal usage for all types of beer
Glaskrug for any kind of beer

Prost!

“Im Himmel gibt’s kein Bier, darum trinken wir es hier!” 🙂

Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt goes Educational with iCampus

We usually pass by Ledward Barracks twice a year. This latest update is with photos taken on 20 April 2019.

Left main gate of Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt

Right main gate of Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt

Here we are approaching the corner of Niederwerrner Straße and Franz-Schubert-Straße, and there it is, the new iCampus under construction.

For a closer view, we’re turning into Franz-Schubert-Straße.

This iCampus is being built in the Carus-Park, which is the new name for the former Ledward Barracks area. For more information about the Carus-Park in German, visit iCampus Schweinfurt.

Entering Franz-Schubert-Straße
iCampus and Ledward Barracks Schweinfurt
Former eastern side gate area
Looking towards the former MP station

Tank Trail next to Ledward Barracks, Schweinfurt, Germany

We spent the past couple of days, Good Friday and Good Saturday, in the Schweinfurt area, and arrived at Ledward Barracks on our way to the village of Hambach. We turned into tank tail road heading to ‘Yorktown’, but had forgotten the road is sealed off for regular traffic. Which wasn’t always the case 30+ years ago…

This corner of Ledward Barracks still looks untouched.

Heading towards Kessler Field. It was a gorgeous day to be out and about.

In the late 1980s, the building on the right was part of an infantry battalion.

Soon after this part of Ledward, we had to turn around to get back onto Niederwerrner Straße. These buildings appear to have been part of the motor pool.

This is an update on the current works at Ledward Barracks. This part hasn’t changed much, as far as I can see. But in my next post, I will take you around the other side of Ledward Barracks.

I hope you’re buckled in for this ride.

Restaurant Pub and Spare Ribs at ‘Zum Adler’ in Oberursel

We have been regulars at this restaurant pub for the past 24 years. One of our friends took us there back in 1995, when we had just moved here from Japan. Back then, the Bratwurst (fried sausage in a bread roll) was still DM 2, which was about one Euro. We always liked their Biergarten, and the pub itself still has the same table, where the famous Red Baron used to have its sun downer – right here in Oberursel!

The photo shows the side entrance, which takes you directly into the Biergarten.

As our life changed over the years, we had not been back there for a while. Then it changed ownership a little while back, and we tried their new Greek cuisine (they also serve tradition German dishes), and it was good.

Yesterday, we decided to have spare ribs (another friend’s recommendation). This was really good, and so was the service. The only thing that surprised us was being the only customers in the Biergarten on a Saturday evening. We got there by about 6:30 and when we left at about 8:10, we were still the only customers there.

This type of restaurant pub is usually called in German:

1) Gaststätte, 2) Gasthof, or 3) Gasthaus. ‘Gast’ means guest, and these places usually had rooms to let upstairs. But the days of the Wandergesellen (journey men), who boarded there while traveling and looking for work, have long dwindled since then. All that remains for most of these Gasthäuser is the restaurant pub.

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