Schlenkerla brewery has been around since 1678. The name originally comes from ‘schlenkern’, an expression from Franconia which meant ‘to not walk straight’. The legend has it that one of the brewers had a funny walk caused by an accident and that the name stuck and eventually became associated with the brewery. Schlenkerla is arguably Bamberg’s most famous brewery, producing the famous Rauchbier (or smoked beer) that Bamberg is renowned for. They make six smoked beers, pale and dark, and even though the taste might seem strange at first, it grows on you. If you go to the tavern opposite the cathedral you’ll get to sit in a former house chapel of a Dominican monastery.
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