Originally Posted by Erythro73
at the end of may/beginning of june, my and SWMBO are going to do a 2 weeks trip in Europe, We arrive at Vienna (~5days), then we go to Salzburg ( ~3 days) and we end up in Prague(~5 days) before going back at Montreal. She almost organized everything we would visit and do, but we didn't decide about where we will eat / drink beers. My part is to find the best beer places in these towns (which is the funniest part) and to understand how the train system works in Prague. I'll do the last part later on.
Do you guys recommend anything at these towns? Which pubs serves incredibly good beers? Or good experience? Any beers recommendation I could buy?
I know of U Fleků in Prague, which will probably be one of the place I'll go. But, anything else?
Ok, in Salzburg there is this massive castle up on a hill, you can't miss it, it is like the focal point of the whole town... well 1/2 way up that hill is the (and I'm going to spell this wrong but it sounds like) Shteegalbau, a brewery that has nightly or weekly beer events. You go there, drink like a mad man all the time while guys and gals dance in leiderhosen for you. So that's one brewery you shouldn't miss... 2nd around the corner (and down the hill) is a huge beer hall where you get ceramic steins filled all night long... beware - they eat radishes with their brew. Not that you might not like that but it is a bit different.
Btw, if you like cheese there is an awesome cheese shop in the heart of the town. When I was in my early 20's (years ago) I stood outside that shop and was taken by a beautiful fraulien behind the cheese counter. The smell of the store was SO INTENSE that her beauty was not enough to make me go in there and talk to her. I mean my eyes were watering as I neared the door (I figured she would have thought me a wuss -what with my hand pinching my nose while I tried to talk to her) so I had to just walk away
I was in town for music, Mozart in particular but I'll tell you it is one of the most amazing places I've ever been too and that was because of the beer, food, and music. Oh, definitely go up to that castle/fort up on the hill - there are cloistered nuns in one part of it and some of them have never gone outside for decades. They sit in there and chant all day and you can go in and listen to them, very worth it... Then there is a nice courtyard up on the top of the castle/fort and you can eat and drink more beer there. You can see the whole countryside from there too so it's really worth having a beer or two up there
Here's the Castle:
Oh, and here is the link for the pubs there