Many people reduce German food to “unhealthy sausage” or other such trite simplifications. That’s just not true. And I’m not going to lie, I love German food. We stopped at a small and quintessentially German restaurant in Bavaria for dinner and it really hit the spot after a long drive.
Yum: German Dinner In Bavaria
Heidi and I were visiting a couple of people and as we left one of our appointments, we both heard my stomach growl…I had some eggs for lunch and a cup of coffee, but it was now pushing 8:00 pm and I was famished.
We began the drive toward Ulm and came upon Waidhofen, a small Bavarian municipality in the district of Neuburg-Schrobenhausen.
There was a German restaurant called Gasthof Bogenrieder. It was open…but it was also 8:50 pm and closing in 10 minutes. My experience in Germany is that typically in these situations, you are turned away.
Nevertheless, we took a seat in the beer garden (because in Germany, you generally do not wait for a hostess -instead you seat yourself) hoping we could avoid having to eat fast food. We had it all to ourselves.
A waitress showed up and told us it was too late for food, but we could have beer. Rather than protest, we said we were really hungry and asked if the kitchen had anything left. She told us she would take a look.
Moments later she came and said we could have Käsespätzle or a salad with tuna.
I love Käsespätzle (cheese spaetzle) which is sort of like the German equivalent of macaroni and cheese.
It was so tranquil to sit out in the garden on a warm summer evening and enjoy delicious food (the bread was great too, as one would expect in Germany, though I was famished).
Heidi loved her tuna salad.
So if you ever find yourself in Waidhofen, do check out Gasthof Bogenrieder (you could even spend the night there).
This is part of my summer to Europe trip report.