On the way to Straubing

On the way to Straubing

After spending two nights in Regensburg, we were ready to set off for Straubing. It was an easy 60km, mostly flat. But it was really stinking hot. We only had to backtrack once at Kiefenholz, where we missed a turn.

The path bypasses many of the towns, so we opted to go into Wörth a. d. Donau. This was about the point where we leapfrogged a couple of Brits on e-bikes. They would pass us on the flats and we would pass them on the hills.

Our hotel in Straubing was central,  but didn’t have Internet. There was no Internet cafe, but we managed to get 30 minutes free at the library. From there we discovered a biergarten by the path. Most biergartens in small towns only open at 5 p.m. If you show up early, it can feel a bit awkward sitting by yourself.

Straubing

Straubing

We ate supper in a small biergarten at the edge of the pedestrian zone. I think it was called Zum Bayerischen Löwen. The biergarten was at the side of the restaurant. It was my first experience with having a dog stare at me while I ate.

As is often the case, we just missed a big festival in Straubing. The town isn’t big, but its main pedestrian zone is quaint, with the obligatory tower in the middle. We weren’t sure what to expect in Straubing and were pleasantly surprised.

 

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