If you’re heading to the Black Forest for a cycling vacation, be sure to give the small but bustling university town of Freiburg a night in your schedule. While the entire town center can be crossed in a 10 minute walk, hours could be spent wandering the cobbled streets and beautifully decorated narrow alleys. Time must also be set aside for visits to vibrant cafés and bars as well as a fantastic and varied restaurant scene.
If you’re up for some traditional German eats, check out the Hausbrauerei Feierling, where they run a restaurant inside their microbrewery. They produce a creamy, unfiltered pilsner called Inselhof that can be enjoyed at their restaurant, or as many of the locals do, in their two story biergarten on the other side of the street. An added bonus is that it’s organic (or “Bio” as they say in Germany), so go ahead and help yourself to more that one!
A traditional beergarten, this place has plenty of different sausage options, but also a couple nice salads for the lighter eaters. Since everything is between 2 and 8 euros on the menu, you can feel free to order quite the spread of local specialties. The college aged servers seem friendly and happy to help navigate the menu, so there’s no need to worry about the language barrier. The only words you need here are, “Ein Pils, bitte” and you’ll be served a half liter of the local beer wherever you go.