Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wednesday, 3 December 2008: Kenzingen and Lörrach

Yesterday: Bern

Have I mentioned that I love Deutsche-Bahn's Baden-Württemberg Ticket? For €18 ($22.75) you can travel anywhere in Baden-Württemberg, by rail or bus, from 9:00am until 3:00am. Today I availed myself of one of these tickets to visit the Gasthof-Brauerei Hirschen in Kenzingen.

Gasthof-Brauerei Hirschen

Gasthof-Brauerei Hirschen, Kenzingen

Despite what the historical marker outside says, they don't brew beer here anymore. They do serve beers from Brauerei Lasser — which coincidentally is the next brewery on my target list — and the food smelled to good to pass up, so I stayed for lunch.

Lamb kebab at Gasthof-Brauerei Hirschen, Kenzingen

I was expecting a plate full of food; instead, I was presented with this kebab suspended over rice, peppers, tomatoes, and dates. The waiter doused the kebab in liquor and set it alight at my table. On the side was a plate of french fries.

I had to go back through Basel to get to Lörrach. A short layover in Freiburg gave me time for a Ganter beer in the train station.

Once I got to Lörrach, it took me a few minutes to find the Brauereigaststätte; it's actually around the corner from the brewery's main address. It was really quiet there when I came in, but it turned out that they're only open until 4:30pm, so I was one of the last customers.

Brauerei Lasser, Lörrach

Lasser Dunkles Export

Lasser Maisel's Weisse

Lasser Export

Lasser Premium-Pils

Paris and I had dinner and a couple of Warteck Dunkles at Restaurant zum Alten Warteck across the street from our hotel.

Tomorrow: Basel and Zürich

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