Zum Schwan

Obere Schmiedgasse 15
91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Tel: 098616711

Rothenburg ab der Tauber Station 1 km

Opening hours:
Closed Wednesday
Monday to Saturday 11:00 to 15:00 & 17:00 to 21:30
Sunday 11:00 to 18:00

 Zum Schwan is situated in the center of the Rothenburg old town. It would perhaps go without notice if it weren’t for their having the distinction of serving the legendary beer from Spielbach, thanks to being in the family. The Gold-Ochsenbrauerei is located not so far as the crow flies in Baden-Württemberg but culturally in Franconian Hohenlohe. While a trip to the old world brewery pub is essential, this is an alternative for those without the time or means to get there.

Gold-Ochsenbrauerei Spezial & neglected Biergarten

It was a gorgeous day so we sat out front for a Spezial but it was not the most atmospheric aside from the people watching aspect. The highlight was watching passersby trying to pick up a Euro coin which someone had ingeniously glued to the cobblestone street.  I noticed when walking around town that they had a great little outside seating area out back which was sadly closed every time we walked by. I even asked if we could sit back there and got a firm no. It’s a shame as this beer in good form in that spot would be the beer highlight of Rothenburg for sure.

Even though this is no real replacement for a trip to Spielbach and the beer isn’t quite as good, it’s still a must for anyone in town who loves Franconian beer. We did a great hike out to Spielbach, another option if you have the time and luck with the weather!

Beers on tap: Gold-Ochsenbrauerei Spezial

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