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.

Postcards of Mainberg Castle

Ever since I started doing research for a blog reader about Mainberg Castle in northern Bavaria, I have become very interested in the topic myself, and started buying historical postcards.

Mainberg Castle in 1914

 

Mainberg Castle around 1930

 

Mainberg Castle in 1946

 

Mainberg Castle in the 1920/1930