|View from hotel balcony|
Passing thru Karlstadt we didn't see anything interesting, so we continued to Himmelstadt where you'll find Biergarten "Down Town." This is a vaguely western (US) themed place right on the bike path. I had stopped there two years ago when Tom and my Dad rode along the Main (we traveled in the opposite direction).
|Biergarten Down Town|
The beer was Würzburger Hofbräu, which is owned by Kulmbacher (which is controlled by Heineken). They had a Pils and Weizen on draft.
|Würzburger Hofbräu Pils|
We pushed on to Würzburg were we soon found our hotel, after fighting our way thru a crowd setting up benches and a big projection screen. Uh-oh, more Euro Cup soccer.
After becoming fit for human society again (a/k/a shower and clean-ish clothes) Tom and I wandered around, looking for someplace with an interesting beer.
It was. Actually it was quite nice.
Since Würzburg is the center of the Franconian wine region (Frankenwein) it was not surprising that they had a extensive wine list. But they also surved many wines in .1l (10 cl) portions -- just right for a tasting. We decided to come back for dinner and, horror of horrors, do a wine tasting as well.
|Flight of Franconia White Wines|
Distance Ridden: 80km
Total Distance: 880km