Crailsheim

Crailsheim lies in the the county of Schwäbisch Hall in Baden-Württemberg but its longer and more storied past places it historically and culturally in Heilbronn Franken on the Hohenlohe Plain. I will therefore include it in my listing of Franconian breweries. The town dates back to the 7th century, as a Franconian settlement no less, and is most noted for withstanding the invasion of the three Imperial cities of Rothernburg ob der Tauber, Schwäbisch Hall and Dinkelsbühl. It was largely destroyed during WWII and is unlikely to garner much interest from foreign tourists not hunting for beer. That said, it’s a pleasant enough place to base yourself if visiting the breweries in the area and is conveniently located on a main train line, giving easy access to Schwäbisch Hall and Rot am See.

charming enough Crailsheim

The town’s main attraction for the beer tourist is the local Engel brewery which conveniently has a restaurant/Biergarten right next door and in located a just on the edge of town and between many of the hotels and the old town center.

Brauereigasthof Engel-Keller

Braumanufactur Engel

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