Monday 13th August 2012
This pub is part of a small chain in the Nürnberg area. After the first pub was established they quickly extended to six pubs, four in Nürnberg and two in the neighbouring city of Fürth. Sadly some have closed and now there are just two in Nürnberg and one in Fürth, which was visited for this article.
Incidentally it was between these two places that Germany's first railway opened in 1835 with the first train hauled by locomotive Der Adler (The Eagle) which was built by George Stephenson in Newcastle and was based on his designs for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. His chief engineer William Wilson even drove the first trains.
Back to Landbierparadies (Country Beer Paradise), the concept is very straight forward. Each pub is supplied with a beer from a small brewery in Franconia (Frankenland), the area around Nürnburg.
It is always served direct from a wooden cask and the pubs are decorated in a simple rustic style. The beer provided is changed continuously. A few other drinks are served and this particular pub offered solid Bavarian food.
On this warm evening all the clientele were in the biergarten which is shaded by twelve enormous trees planted in a symmetric arrangement, which I think were Plane. It seats six hundred drinkers and the service was quick.
The beer on this visit was Wiethaler Dunkel (dark) (4.9%) from the small village of Neuhof near Lauf to the north of the city. It was a well-balanced beer with a medium-bitter finish and I enjoyed it a lot.
Although I suspect Fürth is not a place most readers are likely to visit, should you be in the area this pub is commended to you.
Landbierparadies, Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 100, Fürth 90766
Open: Monday to Saturday 17.30-01.00 (June to August opens at 16.30);
Sundays and Holidays 11.00-01.00
S-Bahn line S1 serves Fürth-Unterfarmbach station and U-Bahn line U1 serves Klinikum station.
These two stations are almost adjacent and are ten minutes walk to the pub.
Robert-Koch-Strasse bus stop is opposite the pub and is two stops north of Klinikum U-Bahn station.
It is served by buses 171 and 175.