Not much to Breitenlesau but you can’t argue with its location, at the crossroads of the Aufsess and Burg and  Bier Pfad circular hiking trails.  You’re within easy walking distance of six breweries, not counting the one in town. You can’t argue with that, either.


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Breitenlesau 1b
91344 Waischenfeld
Tel: 09202-835

Ebermannstadt Station 15 km

Opening hours:
Closed Monday & Tuesday (unless a holiday)
Daily from 9

Output: 40000 HL

Founded in 1834, this family run affair has been in the Krug’s blood for three generations. The bustling restaurant serves up hot meals at all times and there are always a few beers on tap, as well. Get there early and still be prepared for reserved signs on the tables.  Rooms available but it’s advisable to reserve those far in advance, too. We were out of luck but got a room around the corner.

Great Schnitzel & their signature Lagerbier

The problem with not getting a room here is nearly all the tables are reserved for houseguests. We got a seat but only had 45 minutes to woof down two great and ample Schnitzels with potato salad. I also managed to have a Pils, Kellerbier and their signature Lagerbier to help wash it all down! The Pils wasn’t bad We ventured outside but it was pretty cold so only drank one more; the Bockbier was quite good. The next morning,  I got some bottled Festbier to take home and really liked that.

Krug Bräu Pils, cozy pub & their seasonal Bock on tap

The next time I was here it was on my four-day hike from Pegnitz to Strullendorf. I only had time for a quick beer but it was nice to enjoy their outside seating area with views of the brewery.

hiking sticks and beera much deserved Lagerbier after the long walk

We finally managed to get a room at Krug when I was researching my book Beer Hiking Bavaria. It made the perfect base to do both the Aufseß Brauereienweg and the Burg und Bier Pfad. We had two nights so got to enjoy lots of post hike beers and food.

lots of great food and beer on our overnight stay

It was great staying at Krug-Bräu. The room was very nice and quite spacious but best of all, we had a reserved table for dinner at 7 every night. We were house guests!

Beers: Krug-Bräu Lagerbier, Krug-Bräu Pilsner, Krug-Bräu Festbier, Krug-Bräu Weisse, Krug-Bräu Kirschbier, Krug-Bräu Urstoff (Kellerbier). Bottled Krug-Bräu Kraft-Stoff, Krug-Bräu Winterbier and Krug-Bräu Bock.

Beer calendar:
Bockbier during Lent & from mid-November
Weihnachtsfestbier from the end of November
Kirchweih is the 3rd weekend in July
Bockbierfest is mid-November

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