An unremarkable village aside from being home to one of the Bamberg area’s most beloved breweries. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty to explore in the beautiful dense forests surrounding Schammelsdorf but the time in the village proper would best be spent at Brauerei Knoblach, a destination in itself.

Brauerei Knoblach


Kremmeldorfer Straße 1
96129 Schammelsdorf
Tel: 09505-267

Bamberg Station 10 km/somewhat regular bus service

Opening hours:
Closed Mondays unless it’s a holiday (then it’s Tuesday!)
Tuesday-Friday from 3
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 9

Output: 2000 HL

Founded in 1880 and still in the same family, Brauerei Knoblach is a popular day trip for Bambergers looking for great value food and a fine portfolio of beers. The restaurant is cozy with friendly staff and locals. Food is of very high quality with more than fair prices. My first time here was on a dreary day in November when their super tasty and tender Tafelspitz (beef slices with a horseradish sauce) and Bockbier made me never want to leave. Locals helped us get onto the trail to Lohndorf.

Tafelspitz with dumplings washed down with a marvelous Bockbier

I was happy to finally get back there recently in summer so I could enjoy their lovely leafy Biergarten. I had a great Krautwickerl (stuffed cabbage) but was sad to have to leave after one of their marvelous Kellerbiers, with a long hike in front of me.

Kellerbier and Krautwickerl in the Biergarten

Beers: Ungespundetes Lager, Räuschla, Hefeweizen, dunkles Landbier

Beer calendar:

  • Fastenbier is from February to Easter
  • Bockbier is from October to December
  • Beer day is Whit Monday
  • Kirchweih is the 3rd Sunday in June

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