Come Monday morning, I’ll be immersed in teaching a sawing class at the Dictum workshop at Niederaltaich. So I took off to Regensburg today with Ute Kaiser of Dictum and her partner, Stefan, to see the city.
The highlight for me, as always, involved food. We visited The Sausage Kitchen, which has sold sausages for more than 1,000 years. As we ate, we looked out over the famous bridge Steinerne Brücke. The Roman soldiers who built the bridge ate at The Sausage Kitchen, and the bridge itself carried the soldiers from the 2nd and 3rd Crusades.
While that makes you feel insignificant, the sausages make up for it.
— Christopher Schwarz
11 thoughts on “A Little Sightseeing in Regensburg Before the Class”
Sausage shmasages… how’s the beer?
I am a beer snob. Hate to say it, but it is true.
The beer here transcends every expectation. It is like nothing in the States. It alone is worth the flight.
If you are truly a beer snob, I cannot think of a better recommendation than Dogfishhead 90 minute IPA. Of course, if you are truly a beer snob, you may already know this!
The beer is fantastic I’m sure. I’ve been to Regensburg on business myself and can attest to its greatness. I however must disagree with Dave from Indiana. While 90 Minute is a fine beer there is no IPA superior to Russian River’s Pliny the Elder.
Touche. The next time I am on the left coast I will have to check Russian River out. I am aware of their reputation, but unfortunately have not had the pleasure to try any of their beers. I guess I will have to defer to Chris for the time being. 🙂
PS If you are ever around Bloomington, IN, be sure to drop by Upland Brewing Company. Every so often they have an exceptional imperial rye on tap that is quite worth checking out. Upland does bottle some of their beers, but their exceptional offerings are only available at the brewery. Only two hours from Cincy, and I’ll happily buy the first round!
Keep in mind that they were all just guys using hand tools! And eating sausage. what a tradition! They probably had beer too.
Sausage, Crusty Bread, Beer, Kraut. What was this blog about again? Good lord…
It’s always been about the pleasures of life… tasty food, delicious beer, a sharp blade, and some well-chosen words.
I spy a pipe organ! (my own woodworking speciality) but no pictures of the big 36 ton organ hanging on steel cables in Regensburg Cathedral? 🙂 Nothing quite like literally airtight woodworking many feet above a hard floor. 🙂
While you are in europe, and if you have time for a detour to Holland, you might enjoy a visit to De Salamander, a wind-powered saw mill built in 1792 and rebuilt in all its glory.
40 minute train ride south of Amsterdam.
Here is a bit I wrote on it with pix: http://woodfool.tumblr.com/post/1521293188/v-rpm-and-the-worlds-biggest-hand-tool
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