If you’re into all things cultural you know you’ve hit the jackpot in Germany, especially here in Bavaria. There is the Deutsche Fachwerkstraße or German Framework Route, the Märchenstraße or Fairytale Route, the Barockstraße or Baroque Route, and the Romanesque Road (translate yourself ;-).
But, you’re not gonna find that here in Neustadt an der Aisch. No, there’s an entirely different cultural thing going on here: Beer. That’s right, this Neustadt is along the Aischgründer Bierstraße.
Before you go thinking how can beer be cultural, hear me out. What you’ll find along the Aischgründer Beer Route are eight small to medium sized breweries (the oldest is more than 370 years old), passing the Frankish Outdoor Museum (where more beer is brewed), old castles and churches along the way.
There’s a huge beer celebration held on the Festplatz every year (that’s also where the annual Kirchweih is held). So you can fully enjoy the beer route safely. Hop on the Aischgründer Beer Express!
See, I told you CULTURAL stuff. ;-)
You’ll find more cultural sites to see within Neustadt proper itself. The Altes and Neues Schloss is one such place. It was originally built in the 15th century and is now the location of many a concert. While you’re out wandering around, don’t forget to stop at St. Johannes der Täufer Church. It could qualify as cultural, since religion played a huge part of daily life back when it was built in the 1300’s.
Other cultural pursuits include both the Spring and Autumn Celebrations, where you can eat and party Bavarian style. It’s also where you can drink more beer. The ultimate party is the City Celebration held but only once every 10 years (last one was 2010).
With so much to see and do in Neustadt an der Aisch (not to mention all that beer to drink) you can keep yourself plenty busy. It’ll seem those years waiting for the next upcoming City Celebration will go by in a flash.