Friday, Ipa. This one I treated myself to at Billabong Austrian pub at Stubentor. Tomorrow I’ll make up for not having posted interesting photos all week, promise!
The next stop on the journey is Bamberg. It’s close-ish to Nürnberg, and is a very charming old city. Currently there is a festival on, a Kirtag of sorts.
There are several hills in the city, as well as a river that runs straight through it.
The old city hall is on an island in the middle of the river. Seems the place has a ridiculously rich history, but I’m here for only a few days so I doubt I’ll cover all of it.
This is the home of the famous smoked beer. I can’t quite describe the taste… it literally tastes like smoked beer!
And there are many cool door knockers in Bamberg. It’s my new obsession….
This is a pub in the 3rd district that I’ve been wanting to go to for AGES. It looks quite inconspicuous, but they have a really kickass selection of beers on tap and bottled, just check out their drinks menu. Some day soon I WILL CHECK IT OUT!!!
The beer from 7Stern Bräu is amongst the most amazing that can be found in Vienna. Located close to Mariahilferstrasse, about one block into the 7th district. Their IPA is really awesome, and among the few IPAs that can be found in Vienna. I’d higly recommend it. They brew other varieties as well, such as chili beer (crazy spicy), Rauchbeer (inspired by the Bamberger Rauchbeer) and a traditional Märzen.. just to mention some. The food is good too, by the way… 🙂
I feel really naked when I don’t have my phone. I actually mostly blog with my phone, both using the camera and the WordPress app to post new posts. But today, my phone is at home, and I am at work. Which means, when I’m on the move today I won’t be able to snap photos/post them. Eeeeeek!!
So this is one from the archive. The potential consequences of a night out in Vienna. I do know this person. Hopefully we are still friends after this post comes out. 😀
I’ll pick up my phone later, before going out for Halloween shenanigans. Should be fun, even though I’m still not fully recovered.
I bring everyone who visits me to this place. It’s not very touristy, but they do have menus in English. They have fantastic Austrian food, and at good prices (7-10 euro for the good mains, some are more expensive but not many). They brew their own beer. I love the place.
Today I’m bringing my friend Annika from NZ here. 🙂
Some days, you are simply just hungrier than other days. and at such occasions, a Steltze could be a good meal option! Don’t think it is predominantly Austrian, but here there is a HUGE beergarden, Schweizerhaus, where they have really awesome Stelze. You pay per kilo of meat that you eat… it costs €16,90 per kilo which is really not too bad. Especially when you share. Going to Schweizerhaus to eat Stelze and drink beer is something of an institution in itself here in Vienna. 🙂
Happy Halloween! Even though this isn’t America, the conditions for celebrating Halloween are ideal in Austria. November 1 is a public holiay here, so you’re always free the day after! Funny to think then thatn the way that Halloween is celebrated today is really only a recent import. Or well, maybe it’s not that funny.. but in any case, parties are in abundance on this day. Here is the party I went to yesterday in the 8th District. 🙂 I hope you all had a great time too!
I was impressed with these the first time I saw them, but now I know that they’re really common. Seems almost every second bar has them, and then they come in whatever beer type that the bar is selling. I still find them absolutely adorable, and like beacons of light in darkness (sometimes quite literally). This is my favourite economy beer in Austria. It’s from Styria. 🙂
It cracks me up how they’ve got 1,5liter bottles of beer in the supermarkets here. Gives a new meaning to ‘sixpack’