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90402 Nürnberg
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Nürnberg Station 300 meters

Opening hours:
Daily 12:00 to 23:30

With its location in the Handwerkhof and across from the Nürnberg main train station, this popular little balcony gets understandably crowded, especially on sunny days. On the one hand is the convenience of being in one of the town’s more touristy attractions and next to its main transit hub. On the other is the constant stream of people and the relative seediness of the aforementioned station. That said, it’s a very convenient spot for a quick beer if waiting for your next train or for your room to be ready. It also has a great rotating selection of regional beers on tap. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it was one of my typical “stops” when I enjoyed Nikl-Bräu Zwickl and Reh Landbier Hell on tap.

early stops at Balkon

With a blog on Nürnberg beers forthcoming, I revisited to take some pictures and had the Kanone Zwickel and a much coveted Der Bräu beer called Heimat Seidla s’ Laffer. While not a destination in itself perhaps, it is a great little spot for a quick beer for tourists and certainly has its share of locals hanging out, especially after work. It’s worth a stop even if just to see what’s on tap. In my case, I found a beer I’d not seen anywhere else.

Kanone Zwickel & Der Bräu Heimat Seidla

Beers: A changing selection of regional beers on tap along with a small thoughtful collection of bottles.

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