I just completed a probitag (probationary work day) at a restaurant called the Kettensteg, downtown Nuremberg. It’s a traditional German restaraunt, serving dishes well known to the local region of Franconia.
People from Nuremberg pride themselves on being Franken, speaking the dialect, and eating typical franconian food, to the point that even though the city is located in the federal state of Bavaria, hardly anyone acknowledges the fact, and fly franconian flags instead.
Since I live in Frankenland, I think it would be pretty cool to work at a typsch Frankisch Gastaette.
The bar for the biergarten is built in / snugged up to the the steps of the bridge that the restaraunt got its name from. The Kettensteg.
The Kettensteg (chain bridge) was completed in 1824, and is considered to be the oldest suspended foot bridge in Germany.
Here is a very interesting article about the bridge on Wikipedia: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kettensteg If you don’t know German I suggest installing the Google Translate plugin to your browser, and using that, or simply scrolling down to one of the official links at the bottom of the article. The links have options to view their pages in English.
The bridge is seen from the Nuetor in this photo, and at the other end you can see Hallertor. The restaraunt is located between the Hallertor tower and the bridge, in an area called Maxplatz. The river’s name is the Pegnitz, wich flows through the center of Nuremberg.
The first restaurant I worked at in Nuremberg is also on the Pegnitz, just on the other side of the city. It too has a Biergarten.
I’ll find out tomorrow if I got the job, in the mean time I’ll do like Germans do and “druck die daume“ press the thumbs, rather than cross my fingers while I wait.
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Nürnberg. Kettensteg u. Neutor by Mary Weather’s Postcard Collection on Flickr.