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Fun Food Friday — Schnitzel at Gashaus Burgkeller; Limburg, Germany


Schnitzel Time in Limburg at Gashaus Burgkeller

After a busy morning of sightseeing, it was time for the three of us to stop for lunch. We’d seen several possibilities along the, but this rustic place had convinced us to come back and give it a try. So, trekking back into Old Town to where Domstrasse T-bones into Fischmarkt, we found our way back to Gasthaus Burgkeller. The actual address is Fischmarkt 10, in case you’re wondering… or wandering, as the case may be. Whichever it is, we can highly recommend this establishment for refueling the legs and lubricating the joints.

Gasthaus Burgkeller, Fischmarkt 10, Limburg, Germany

As you can see below, you have a choice of seating options. You can sit either outside or in:

Streetside dining at Gasthaus Burgkeller
Gasthaus Burgkeller’s inside dining option

We opted to dine inside, as the establishment is just so charming:

Ursula and our daughter perusing the menu options

Oh, and there’s the third seating option, which is sitting at the bar:

Gasthaus Burgkeller bar

I started off my joint lubrication with a German wheat beer — a tasty Allgäuer Büble Weissbier:

Allgäuer Büble Weissbier

We then all three opted for variants of the schnitzel, which I will show momentarily. But first, here’s a sample of the salad that arrived with our main meal:

Gasthaus Burgkeller house salad

Now for the schnitzels, which were accompanied by pomme frites (what we call French fries). All three schnitzels were excellently prepared, and the pricing was well within what I consider reasonable by European standards. Here is what we each had, beginning with our daughter’s choice, the Schnitzel mit Pfefferrahmsoße (schnitzel with peppercorn sauce):

Schnitzel mit Pefferrahmsoße (schnitzel with peppercorn sauce)

Ursula opted for Schnitzel nach jägerart, or Jägerschnitzel (schnitzel with creamy mushroom sauce):

Schnitzel nach Jägerart (Jägerschnitzel)

I, of course, went plain with the Schnitzel nach Wiener Art, or Wienerschnitzel — a plain breaded schnitzel accompanied with a quarter of lemon.

Traditional Wienerschnitzel

All three started with a base breaded beef cutlet that was pan fried to near perfection. The sauces were superb, with my favorite being the peppercorn. Ursula preferred the cream mushroom sauce. In retrospect, I would probably go with one of the sauce choices rather than the Wienerschnitzel-style I chose, but even mine was delectible. Those sauces made a great dipping option for the accompanying fries, by the way.

The week after next I will continue this journey with our next destination — Utrecht in the Netherlands. But next is reserved for other non-travel related stuff including a review of a wonderful book by one of my favorite authors. Until then….

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A Day in Limburg an der Lahn, Germany — Meandering Around Town Part 2


Café in Limburg; 12:03 p.m., 24 May 2022

As I indicated in Monday’s article on Limburg, Germany, I’m going to be brief on the text this week and let the photographs taken on 24 May 2022 do most of the speaking. And to give you an idea how much there is to see and photograph in the medieval portion of this charming city, I’m captioning the time the photos were taken so you can get a feel for how quickly scenery comes up on you as you walk the streets here.

Limburg street scene; 12:04 p.m.

While many of the buildings here in Limburg are white with red timbers (see: A Day in Limberg an der Lahn, Germany — Seeing Red(s)), there is the occasional exception:

The appropriately named Villa Lavendel; 12:05 p.m.

As we all know, if there’s no beer then you’re not in Germany:

A monument to beer kegs; 12:07 p.m.

Now for a real exception to the red-on-white rule:

Brown on Brown; 12:11 p.m.

Three more street scenes and we’ll call it a day here in Limburg until this week’s Fun Food Friday restaurant review:

Limburg, Germany; 12:16 p.m.
Limburg Pizzeria with bicycle; 12:17 p.m.
Buildings on a slope; 12:18 p.m.

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A Day in Limburg an der Lahn, Germany — Meandering Around Town Part 1


Limburg Street Scene — 24 May 2022 at 11:34 a.m.

Today and Wednesday I’m just going to show off the sights around Old Town Limburg, Germany. Consider it a continuation of what we started on Monday two weeks ago with A Day in Limberg an der Lahn, Germany — Going Medieval on Foot and continuing through last week. As you may recall, following our second of back-to-back cruises aboard Vision of the Seas, we flew to Germany to spend time with our daughter and her family. This side trip was a brief hiatus before we continued to Utrecht, then headed off for three more cruises aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas. We’ll begin that visit to Utrecht, Netherlands followed by that three-voyage series in a couple of weeks, but next week I have some cleanup to do — blog articles that will include some guns, a book review I’ve owed for far too long, and a diatribe on what to watch out for from so-called “experts” (a page administrator no less) giving bad, perhaps dangerous, advice on firearms on Facebook community pages.

Limburg — 24 May 2022 at 11:41 a.m.

On Friday I will complete this Limburg series with a Fun Food Friday restaurant review of lunch of a charming restaurant specializing in schnitzels. Until then, let’s continue with the theme for today and Wednesday. I’ve already shown you some Limburg highlights, and included brief descriptions. There’s not a whole lot more to add, text-wise, so I’ll be showing off locations and tagging them with time stamps so you know how close together these scenes are while you’re traveling on foot in this picture feast of a town.

Dom zu Limburg (Limburg Cathedral); 11:46 a.m.

Adjacent to and behind Limburg Cathedral you will find a castle comprised of several buildings — Schloss Limburg located at Mühlberg 2 in Limburg:

Schloss Limburg; 11:48 a.m.
Spires of Limburg Cathedral peering above Schloss Limburg; 11:49 a.m.
Limburg Cathedral; 11:52 a.m.

Time to leave behind the schloss and cathedral and head back to the southwest into Old Town:

Limburg, Germany; 11:59 a.m.
Limburg, Germany; 12:00 noon

As you can see from the time stamps, the scenery comes at you quickly when you stroll through the medieval portions of Limburg.

Almost time for lunch at Gasthaus Burgkeller; 12:01 p.m.

We’ll continue this on Wednesday.

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