Regensburger Beergarden Review Webpage for Lattice 2007

Regensburger Beergarden Review Webpage
for Lattice 2007


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Willkommen in Regensburg! We are happy you decided to come to Lattice 2007. And if you thought of skipping the conference this year, we hope that this little glimpse of what else Regensburg has to offer helps to change your mind.

We are not reviewing all of Regensburg on this webpage. There are plenty of other sources describing the rich history (established in 179 AD as Castra Regina) and attractions this city has. We leave that job to the Tourist Office. Instead, we focus upon one aspect of life in the area: the beergardens.

Beer drinkers rejoice, for lo and behold, just as the name implies, ``beergardens'' are places where one can enjoy a few beers. However, this is not the only thing offered at such establishments. A variety of soft drinks are usually available and even beer drinkers can help keep their edge (or at least remain hydrated) by ordering a ``Radler'' (translated as ``bicyclist'', it is a mixture of beer and sparkling lemonade). Food is also available, ranging from just a snack menu (Brotzeit Karte) at some places to whole meals at most. The location (some are situated directly on the river), tree coverage (for shade in the heat), and the service can all help to set a nice atmosphere. When considering each beergarden, we take into account each of these aspects: the beer, the food, and the atmosphere. Of course, this last category will also be highly dependent upon the weather. So let's all hope for the best.

One last word about location: Given that Regensburg is situated in the lush valley of the Danube river (Donau), there are many ideal locations to sit outside during the summer months and enjoy some snacks and refreshments in the daytime shade or cool evening air. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity while here and hope that, with the aid of the following pages, you are not disappointed with your beergardening experience.


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Beer Types


Local Beer Brands:

Kneitinger +
Great Edelpils (Helles), Zwickl (at Kneitinger Keller), Dunkles, and Bockbier.
Found at: Alte Linde, Kneitinger Keller, Prüfeninger Schloss, Gasthof Geser, Lattice 2007 (hence the +)

Bischofshof
Great beer, many varieties.
Found at: Bischofshof, Kreuzschänke, Radlbahnhof

Spital
Great beer, many varieties.
Found at: Spitalgarten, Spitalkeller, Eichmühle

Eichhofener
Great beer, the Weizen is hard to find in town though.
Found at: Rosarium, Eichhofen

Thurn und Taxis
Great Zwickl (at Chaplin) and Weizen. So-so Helles, not so great Pils.
Found at: Chaplin, Fischerhaus, Cafe Unter Den Linden, Weinstube Zum Vogelherd

These are the most common ones found around town. A few other brands pop up in the beergarden reviews below...


Typical Food Items


Beginner's Guide to Beergarden German



The Beergardens:

Spitalgarten (St. Katharinenplatz 1)
Beer: Spital (+ Weltenburger Weizen)
Food: Good. Some fish, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Right on the Donau and next to the Steinerne Brücke, some shade, average service, picnicking permitted.
Marked (not rated) as #1 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Alte Linde (Müllerstr. 1)
Beer: Kneitinger
Food: Great. Some veggie options.
Atmosphere: Great. Right on the Donau, lots of shade, nice view of the Altstadt, average service.
#2 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Kneitinger Keller (Galgenbergstr. 18)
Beer: Kneitinger
Food: Good, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Lots of shade, usually quick service.
#3 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.


Prüfeninger Schloss (Prüfeninger Schloss Str. 75)
Beer: Kneitinger
Food: Great, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Lots of shade, self service, picnicking permitted.
#4 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Goldene Ente (Badstr. 32)
Beer: Innstadt
Food: Good. Some veggie options.
Atmosphere: Great. Near the Donau, good amount of shade, usually good service.
#5 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Chaplin (Adolf Schmetzer Str. 5)
Beer: Thurn und Taxis (they have the Zwickl)
Food: Great. Some fish and plenty of veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Lots of shade, average service outside.
#6 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Kreuzschänke (Kreuzgasse 25)
Beer: Bischofshof
Food: Great, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Good amount of shade, good service.
#7 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Cafe Unter Den Linden (Dr. Johann Maier Str. 1)
Beer: Thurn und Taxis
Food: Great.
Atmosphere: Great. Lots of shade, in the ``Stadtpark'', good service.
#8 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Spitalkeller (Alte Nürnberger Str. 12)
Beer: Spital
Food: Good, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Lots of shade, good service.
#9 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Fischerhaus (Untere Regenstr. 7)
Beer: Thurn und Taxis
Food: Great. Many fish options.
Atmosphere: Good. Next to the Regen river, good service, but not a lot of shade.
#10 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Rosarium (Hoppestr. 3a)
Beer: Eichhofener (+ Franziskaner Weizen)
Food: Good. Fish and veggie options.
Atmosphere: Great. In Dörnbergpark, good service.
#11 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.

Shame on us. We forgot the camera.


Bischofshof (Krauterermarkt 3)
Beer: Bischofshof
Food: Great. Some fish and veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Next to the Dom, shaded by being situated in the courtyard, good service.
#12 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Historische Wurstküche (Thundorferstr. 3)
Beer: Jacob
Food: Great sausages. Not for vegetarians.
Atmosphere: Good. Next to the Donau and the Steinerne Brücke, not much shade, average service.
#13 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



[Note about service:
By many other countries' standards, the service at true beergardens is deplorable. In our opinion, this is really part of the experience. But keep in mind that since we have become used to this fact, our service rating scale ``must be appropriately renormalized'', which, as we all know, means ``useless without an experiment''. So get out there and experience the fun for yourself. Tipping for ``good'' service and food is usually a round-up procedure, at most 10%.]


Beergardens Out of Town:

Adlersberg
Beer: Prösslbräu
Food: Great, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Great. On a hill, nice view, self service for drinks.
#14 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Eichhofen
Beer: Eichhofener
Food: Good. Some veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Good amount of shade, good service.
#15 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Eichmühle (An der Mühle 1, Regenstauf)
Beer: Spital
Food: Great. Fish and veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Right on the Regen, good service, but not much shade.
#16 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Gasthof Geser (Kirchplatz 4, Barbing-Sarching)
Beer: Kneitinger (+ Kuchlbauer Weizen)
Food: Good, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Good service, but not much shade.
#17 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Landgasthof zum Birnthaler (Heitzenhofener Weg 13, Kallmünz)
Beer: Naabecker
Food: Great. Fish and veggie options.
Atmosphere: Great. Next to the Naab river and its bike path, good amount of shade, good service.
#18 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Radlbahnhof (in Hauzendorf)
Beer: Bischofshof
Food: Good. Mostly snacks during the summer.
Atmosphere: Good. Right on bike path, self service.
#19 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Tremmelhauserhöhe
Beer: Prösslbräu
Food: Great, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Quiet (surrounded by farmland), self service.
#20 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.

Digging for the pictures...


Weinstube Zum Vogelherd (Kruckenberg 56, Wiesent)
Beer: Thurn und Taxis and great sour ``Weinschorle''
Food: Excellent. Veggie options.
Atmosphere: Good. Good service, but not much shade.
#21 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.



Kloster Weltenburg
Beer: Weltenburger
Food: Great, but not many veggie options.
Atmosphere: Excellent. But it will be crowded if it's a nice day.
#22 on the map.
Check here for more description and pictures.




See you out there! Prost!

1st Disclaimer:
Our visits to the aforementioned beergardens stretch over a significant time span, beginning in the summer of 2006. We therefore accept no responsibility for changes (different beer brands, menus, or service) which may have taken place in the interim to make a given place less attractive (if more attractive, then yes, that was our doing). We are doing our best to remain vigilant and stay well informed about such possibilities.

Our rating system (only ``Good'', ``Great'', and ``Excellent'' have been mentioned) may seem slightly skewed. Fair enough, we hold no pretensions about being objective, and although there is a selection effect in our results since we did not bother to rate some other places by which we were not impressed, we must admit that we are easily swayed by a glass of good Bavarian beer served in the sunshine. We hope you are equally mystified.


Tommy Burch
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Universität Regensburg
D-93040 Regensburg, Germany

Florin Oswald and Kirstin Petersen
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH
D-93055 Regensburg, Germany

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Please email tommy.burch@physik.uni-r.de with comments and corrections.

2nd Disclaimer:
This document in no way represents Universität Regensburg, the Institut für Theoretische Physik, or OSRAM OS. All opinions and errors are ours alone. We can also assure anyone within the legal profession that this document will bring no compensation our way; rather, only infamy.