The first culinary beer hike with brewers market will take place Saturday and Sunday in Landstuhl.
Along the five-mile hiking route between the Nanstein Castle in Landstuhl and the Baerenlochweiher pond in Kindsbach, five stations will offer various types of beer and culinary specialties made with beer.
“After offering our recent culinary hike highlighting wines recently in Rodenbach, we are proud to be able to offer the first culinary beer hike,” said Christoph Molter from the event organizing team.
A brewers market sponsored by regional breweries will be set up around Nanstein Castle. The castle tavern will serve a Bavarian veal sausage breakfast, homemade pea soup with bread and steak sandwiches. A caterer from Pirmasens will offer an old German sweet dish called Rostige Ritter, rusty knights, with vanilla sauce.
Near the overlook called “Herrengaertchen” hikers can taste smoked pork and beef as well as smoked salmon from a Finnish Kota grill.
“Our first culinary beer hike includes musical entertainment with a colourful potpourri of swing, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and traditional German folk music planned by the Landstuhl music expert Franz Wosnitza,” said Molter. “And of course, the beer hike involves a special beer tasting.”
Participants can get a beer pass and stylish beer glass for €7.50 at each of the Info Points, which are located at the beginning of the hike near Nanstein Castle or Baerenlochweiher pond. With this pass they can create their own beer tasting and get their glasses filled one time at each station for €1,50. Hikers who don’t drink beer do not need a beer pass.
Parking facilities are in Landstuhl near the Rathaus or Alter Markt or in Kindsbach near Baerenlochweiher pond. Public transportation by train or bus will be available as well; check www.bahn.de or www.saarpfalzbus.de.
“Be part of this wonderful and amazing day when we all say, ‘we walk the culinary style,’” Molter said.
For more information on the hike and the brewers market, visit www.kulinarische-wanderung.de.