Brauhaus zum Sternla

Lange Straße 46
96047 Bamberg
Tel: 0951/287 50

Bamberg station 1.2km

Opening hours:
Closed Monday
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 22:00

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Founded in 2019, Sternla is the youngest brewery on Bamberg’s illustrious scene but to help make up for matters it’s housed in the town’s oldest inn, with some of the foundation stones dating back to 1380.  The interior is a mix of old and modern and the interior courtyard makes for a pleasant place on a warm day.

traditional with modern touches

I must admit I wasn’t overly intrigued with Sternla as my experience at one of the other newer brewpubs in town was less than stellar. I stopped in briefly the year it opened but wound up in a hallway area and had mixed impressions.  Since I had never been inside the old inn, I gave it a more fair try on my recent trip to Bamberg in spring 2021. The interior wasn’t open the day I visited due to COVID restrictions but thankfully, it was a nice day and I could sit out in the pleasant courtyard.  It was quite busy and I was just in time to get a spot at that. I started with their flagship Export and ordered a hearty Schnitzel with Bratkartoffeln.

 a tasty Export & huge Schnitzel

It’s a good thing I ordered the big meal as I liked the Export enough to get their Märzen and when I spoke to a brewer at the next table, he told me the Zwickel was quite good too so I got that, as well.

 the rest of the line-up was pretty okay too

I left impressed enough with the beer and food to say I wouldn’t hesitate to return. While I don’t find it particularly Franconian, it offers good food and well-made beer in a nice setting. If you are looking for true Franconia, it’s best to head to one of the other more traditional breweries. If you have a very limited time frame, I’d also go to experience Schlenkerla or Spezial. If you do have time and are looking for a change of pace, this will definitely do the trick!

Beers: Export, Märzen

Beer calendar:
Hellerbock in November
Dunkles Festbier in December
Rotating seasonal beers each month such as:

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