I love having a car while traveling as you can literally pick any place on the map and take yourself there. In this case, we went to the friendly city of Kulmbach: full of breweries, beer, and brautwurst.
You know you’re getting near Kulmbach as the walls of the Plassenburg castle come into view. This massive fortress sits atop a hill overlooking the main market square.
In Germany, even the smallest of villages has their own brewery, and Kulmbach is no exception. Apparently 1/4 of people living in the town earn their living somehow in relation to beer.
So, while here, we visited their couple of breweries and stopped at the “Getrankemarkt” to buy more… which by the way I swear is pronounced “Get Drunk Market” when I say it aloud. Appropriate, as these markets sell drinks and alcohol.
A cute thing we saw while wandering around: these garden plots are for rent so that people in apartments, condos, or otherwise without a backyard can landscape to their heart’s content.
Since we were already driving around, we drove over to Bayreuth, Kulmbach’s neighbor, to see the Eremitage: