Some of you may be wondering how little towns that are really close to big cities compete (so to speak). The Hessian town of Fuldabrück is a mere cat jump south of Kassel. So, why would you want to come here instead of the bright lights of the big city?
You might have your reasons for considering the small hamlet of Fuldabrück. But, I know what my motivation is. Beer. Yes, that’s right, beer. Now, I know that other German states are more known for beer than Hesse, but you got to give the Fuldabrücker Landbrauerei or Fuldabrück National Brewery a chance.
Not only can you drink all sorts of suds at the brewery (wheat beer, non-alcoholic brew, light ones, and dark ones to name a few; and all under the 16th century German Purity Laws!), you can eat some mighty good rustic German cuisine, too. Between sampling different brews, try a dish of wild boar served with brussel sprouts and potatoes.
If you don’t like beer, the brewery also serves wine and other spirits. Just don’t come on a Tuesday, the Landbrauerei is closed that day.
Tearing yourself away from the Fuldabrück National Brewery is going to be tough. But, you gotta do it if you want to see the rest of the area around town.
Since Fuldabrück is near to a nature park, you know you’ll have countless kilometers of walking and hiking paths. You might prefer to save the bicycling trails for a Tuesday when you haven’t imbibed anything at the brewery. ;-)
As hard as this is to say, Fuldabrück isn’t all about beer. It’s also about Christmas and music. Come mid-December when Fuldabrück holds its annual obligatory Christmas Market. Perfect for those looking to bring home little gifts or souvenirs.
Over at the Town Hall, in addition to being where city government does its job, it’s also the venue for many concerts.