Eating and drinking keep body and soul together!
No matter whether you want to foster your culinary skills and enjoy a nicely decorated table in your own home, or prefer a relaxed visit to a restaurant, brewery guesthouse, beer garden (simply referred to as “cellars” by Bamberg residents), or a café: Bamberg offers an almost inexhaustible range of options.
The daily market goes back to the long-standing tradition of the former Garden City and offers a virtually limitless variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and various other tempting ingredients. In addition, bakeries, butchers, confectioners and other specialist shops offer various local delicacies, such as the famous Bamberg potatoes (“Bamberger Hörnla”), liver loaf (“Leberkäs”) and fried sausages (“Bratwörscht”).
Thirteen family-run breweries in the Bamberg city area and around 60 breweries in its surroundings produce more than 400 types of beer, all crafted, including international award-winners, traditional beer types, and new specialties. The variety of beer available in Bamberg is amazing – from smoked beer (“Rauchbier”) to Franconian cellar beer, “Ungespundetes” or lager beer up to the so-called bock beer. During a visit to one of the brewery guesthouses or a “beer cellar” during the summer months you can enjoy cool beer and Franconian sausages or even the legendary “Schäuferla” (a traditional Franconian dish made from the pig’s shoulder and prepared in the oven).
Wherever you go: You will find restaurants, guesthouses, wine bars, bars and cafés for every taste and every occasion in all the city districts.
The Franconian wine-growing region stretches west of Bamberg. In addition to the traditional Silvaner wine, dozens of committed winegrowers cultivate and offer a large number of other types of wine. And there’s another special kind of culinary establishment: the so-called “hedge guesthouses” (“Heckenwirtschaften”), where home-made local wines and dishes are offered at very reasonable prices.