Ostend, Bamberg, Plzen and Marianske Lazne
A long pub crawl
31 August - 6 September 2011
Lawrence did the driving and the rest of us were passengers as we went on a long drive involving much beer from Nottingham to Ostend, Bamberg, Plzen and Marianske Lazne (and we called in at Gotha on the way home).
On the ferry, from the left: Athel, Steve (me), Glenys and Lawrence.
First stop Ostend (Oostende)
The first day we travelled from Nottingham to Oostende, picking up Athel in London on the way.
In the No 9 pub in Ostend
In Taverne Lautrec in Ostend
The other two couldn't take the pace, leaving Lawrence and I to have a final drink or two in Petite Venice
Strange house in Ostend with a tree apparently growing from the roof
I also wrote a report on the pubs of Oostende.
On to Bamberg
Our hotel in Bamberg, Germany
Fassla hotel, pub and brewery
Schlenkerla Heller-Brau, the brewery tap of the Schlenkerla brewery, famous for its dark smoky beer
Eulenspiegel pub, named after a jester
There was a classic car demonstration in the main square
The name of this shop amused me
The Irish pub in Bamberg
Ambrausianum brewpub in Bamberg
I also wrote a report on the pubs of Bamberg.
On to Plzen (Pilsen)
At Plzen, we were joined by Lawrence's friend Bernd
(second from the right) and here we all are in Senk Na Parkanu bar drinking unfiltered Pilsner Urquell
On to the U Salzmannu bar
The Alfa beerhall had some odd exhibits
The very nice and old fashioned Cafe Bar Amaretto
Viktoria Plzen's stadium
brewery, pub and hotel
Stara Sladovna mediaeval pub
Napojovy Listek Cafe
I also wrote a report on the pubs of Plzen.
I went for a tour of the Brewery Museum in Pilsen:
Pilsner Urquell Brewery Tour
We all went on the tour of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery:
On our way to Gotha, where Bernd lives, we stopped off at the spa town of Marianske Lazne to try its famed healing waters. They tasted hotrrible and we needed a glass of Budvar to clean our mouths:
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