How to hike five miles and visit five breweries in one day outside Bamberg

The Dorf Breweries Express is an easy 9km hike in Franconia Switzerland which takes in five small regional breweries. Join Beer Hiking Bavaria author Rich Carbonara to find the best beers and foods along the way.

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Bamberg and Franconian beer styles explained in simple terms which are listed alphabetically

Beer Hiking in winter when the weather is less than perfect

Regensburg is a lovely medieval town dating back to the Stone Age. This urban hike details a scenic on the less visited side of the Danube River and is featured in the book Beer Hiking Bavaria by Rich Carbonara.

Don’t Look Back at Kloster Kreuzberg

It had been nearly 20 years since our first visit to Kloster Kreuzberg. Expectations are funny things when it comes to experiencing beery pilgrimage sites and this exercise proved no different.

Sometimes enjoying nature means having to become part of the food chain

Sonnen-Bräu is a great reason to make your way to Mürsbach but it´s not the only one. The pretty valley features pretty trails and lots of beery options.

You can’t tell the dorfs without a scorecard

The Dorf Breweries Express is an easy 9km hike in Franconia Switzerland which takes in five small regional breweries. Join Beer Hiking Bavaria author Rich Carbonara to find the best beers and foods along the way.

rocky outcropping, hill with church, dark beer, half-timbered house in reflection

The Walberla Undressed

The Walberla is a special hill in Franconian Switzerland. Just west of Forchheim, it offers great hiking opportunities and some fine small regional breweries surrounding it.

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Das Buch “Bierwandern Bayern” von Rich Carbonara ist ab sofort erhältlich

Das Buch "Bierwandern Bayern" von Rich Carbonara ist ab sofort erhältlich. Es enthält Details zu 50 Bierwanderungen, 50 Brauereien und 50 Bieren. Durch den Kauf über die folgenden Links unterstützen Sie meine wachsende Website.

How I didn’t see the See in my own backyard

You often miss some of the best things in your own backyard due to the longing for the less accessible but don't forget to keep on the lookout for gems like the Grubsee if you live in the Munich area.

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Bamberg and Franconian beer styles explained in simple terms which are listed alphabetically