Windischeschenbach

Though Windischeschenbach has the longest history of the five Zoigl towns dating back to a mission created in 950 by the St. Emmeram’s monks of Regensburg, it lacks the scenic wonders of both Falkenberg and Neuhaus.  A market town since 1605, it still remains the most tourist friendly and accessible via public transportation.  Since sister town Neuhaus is a short if steep walk away, it can share in the sights there and also acts as a gateway town to the Waldnaabtal Nature Reserve, a gushingly green natural area with numerous granite formations.

the market square of Windischeschenbach & the Waldnaaptal

That’s not to say, the town is without its charms. It makes for a nice base for exploring the region with more amenities than the other Zoigl towns combined.
There are numerous pubs and restaurants serving commercial Zoigl, not to mention six true Zoiglstuben awaiting your exploration. 

scenic & serviceable if without many sights

For the beer aficionado, Windischeschenbach has particular interest as the self-dubbed capital of Zoigl. With a brewing history dating back to 1455, there were as many as three breweries in the fairly small town. One was demolished in 1563 and the remaining two succumbed to a large fire in 1848. The Kommunbrauhaus at Burgstrasse 1 was built in 1852 in response to the citizens’ thirst. 
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Kommunbrauhaus in Windischeschenbach with some improvements

The town boasts of fourteen Zoiglstuben but the true ones listed on the Echte Zoigl site say there are only six. Only one would be open on any given weekend so you may find yourself checking some of the others out, especially if there on an unlucky weekend when not one was open. In other Zoigl towns, this is possible but I believe fairly unlikely here.

Due to the limited openings, I’ve only been to two of the true Zoiglstuben. Links below lead to my reviews. Basic information on the others is provided until I get to experience them first hand.

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Beim Gloser
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Binner Zoigl
Kleiau 3
92670 Windischeschenbach
Tel.: 09681 / 1498
Web: www.binnergeist.de
Opening hours:
Friday to Monday from 10:00
Zoiglstube Fiedlschneider
Stadtplatz 15
92670 Windischeschenbach
Tel.: 0152 / 295 802 71
E-Mail: kontakt@fiedlschneider-zoigl.de
Web: www.fiedlschneider-zoigl.de
Opening hours: Monday to Monday from 2:00

Da Roude
Stadtplatz 3
92670 Windischeshenbach
Tel: 09681/2185
Opening hours:
Friday to Monday from 10:00

Gasthof & Metzgerei Weißer Schwan
Pfarrplatz 1
92670 Windischeschenbach
Tel.: 09681/1230
Web: www.schwanerer.de

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday from 5:00 PM
Closed on Saturday unless reserved
Sundays & Holidays open until 3:00 PM

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