Our first taste of Staufen came after arriving at our hotel the Gasthauf Zum Hirschen. It took us much longer than we thought to make our way from Neuschwanstein Castle to Staufen and we arrived late. But it didn't matter. We were greeted with a warm welcome, sent up to our room and told to get settled in and come back down for a little something to eat and drink.
Beer and onion pie was the perfect end to a very long day.
Even though it was late the small restaurant on the ground floor of Zum Hirschen was crowded. It appeared to be a friendly bunch of locals.
John and I shared a slice of onion pie. It was like a frittata with bacon and cheese and onions of course. A great late night snack.
Nancy, Charlie, John and I shared an apartment on the top floor of the hotel. Two bedrooms and one full and one half bath gave us privacy and the common area was a perfect place to plan each day's adventure.
The bedrooms were small but comfortable.
Views from our apartment.
|This is the view looking out the bedroom windows. Beautiful view of the vineyards and the castle ruin on hill.|
|This is the view from the living room window. Such a variety of rooftops.|
Table set for breakfast
I think it was almost my favorite part of each day.
This is pretty much what I had for breakfast every morning on this trip.
A wonderful, crusty hard roll with lots and lots of butter and jam, along with radishes, cucumbers, coffee, juice and an occasional egg.
I have to say I'd never eaten cukes and radishes for breakfast before but it was an interesting addition to the morning meal.
We ate dinner at the hotel outside on the front patio. It was a relaxing, casual atmosphere.
Zum Hirschen has been in the same family for three generations.
|Dieter along with his wife Isabelle run the hotel. Very nice friendly people.|
|We are a happy group of traveling companions.|
|Veal Scaloppine with Lemon|
|Tangy Potato Salad|
Gasthaus Zum Hirschen is located on the main pedestrian street in Staufen's old town. Just a few buildings down from the town hall and the town square.
If you're in the Black Forest and make it down to Staufen I highly recommend Zum Hirschen. We hope to go back one day.
To see more of this lovely town check out these posts.
If you'd like to see more of Staufen see my other posts
The Legend of Faust and the Pack With the Devil - Staufen, Germany