Pegnitz Station 8 km/irregular bus service
Daily from 10
Output: 1500 HL
Founded in 1683, this is truly a classic small village local. Often, you might arrive to a few locals playing cards but on busy hiking weekends, you’ll be lucky to find a seat. Expect mostly simple meals but the Bratwurst is great and the bread fresh.
cosy interior of Gradl & their elusive Maibock
First time there, it was packed with walkers. The old owner was still serving food, if a bit slowly. The house Leupser Dunkel was great and the Maibock was even better.
tasty homemade Bratwurst at Gradle & their legendary Leupser Dunkel
The second time, it was during the week and nearly empty. On this occasion, I was served by an 8 year old boy and though only marginally faster, I guess he’ll get better in a couple years. Nice to see the family getting him ready for the family business early! I had Bratwurst both times and wasn’t disappointed. Meals are simple Brotzeit but all homemade and locals come here to eat, as well as drink their renowned beer.
Beers: Leupser Dunkel, Leupser Pils
- Leupser Maibock from May 1st
- Leupser Weihnachtsbock from a week before Christmas
- Schupfenfest is in July
- Kirchweih is the 1st Sunday in September
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