Small village on the 13 Brauerei Weg that has sadly lost one of its greatest breweries, which stopped brewing in 2015. Many people complain when small breweries stop making their own brews and have them contract brewed but I’d rather have that then see them stop entirely. The restaurant remains, now serving Bamberg’s Fassla beers.
Oddly enough, we had tried to get a room at Winkler prior to attempting the 13 Brauerei Weg the first time to no avail. In fact, we couldn’t get a room at any of the main towns on the trail so stayed in Litzendorf and did day trips from it. It may have turned out for the better as the weather was awful. On the walk from Litzenfort to get our train in Stullendorf, Winkler was our first stop and even after only five kilometers, we were positively drenched. The old brewpub was looking worse for wear and didn’t seem to have any heat that morning. My wife was none-to-happy until their amazing beer came out. It would be our favorite of the trek and the chicken that followed was one we still talk about. It seems that’s all we’ll do as Winkler is no longer brewing. Let’s hope they one day will again.
Fried chicken with the once renowned Vollbier of Winkler
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