Kellerberg hill
Station 12

Beer culture has a long tradition in Franconia. It is therefore hardly surprising that the region has the highest density of breweries in the world. Rock cellars were used to store beer and other agricultural products before modern cooling methods were invented. The cellars were driven into the hillsides near settlements. Since the tunnels in the Kellerberg were at a constant low temperature all the year round, they served as a natural refrigerator. The heyday of cellar construction in Franconia can be dated quite precisely to between 1850 and 1860. 

Taverns or beer gardens were often built over the rock cellars to avoid long transport distances for beer and food. Hence the phrase: "We're off to the Keller". You can still enjoy a beer over a large number of cellars, usually in the shade of trees, and sometimes also bring a snack along. As an alternative, many publicans also sell snacks and other meals.

Small, private cellars which used to belong to farmers and home brewers are located in the lower area of the local Kellerberg. Cellars of the historical breweries "Schwarzer Adler", later known as "Goldener Adler", "Sternwirtskeller", "Schwanenkeller" and "Hirschenkeller" can be found above them. The latter is the biggest cellar in the area with a large number of side passages.

People who know Franconia are familiar with beer cellars. They were dug into the hill as natural outsized refrigerators to keep food and, above all, beer at a constant low temperature throughout the year. Many historical breweries as well as several private individuals still have cellars in the Kellerberg. There are cellars with licensed premises in Burgebrach even to this day.

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Station 1:
The Old Town Hall

Burgebrach's distinctive landmark - living history!

Station 2:
The former District Court

From a castle and a hospital to a community centre

Station 3:
The Church Square

Gothic and baroque in harmony

Station 4:
The Parish House

On this site since time immemorial

Station 5:
The Elementary School

Education since the end of the 15th century

Station 6:
House of the Niederbronn Sisters

Let us turn to the sisters first of all.

Station 7:
The Forester's House

Seat of the Royal Forestry Office

Station 8:
The Statue of the Virgin Mary

A protecting hand over Burgebrach

Station 9:
Café Windeck

From a slaughterhouse to a Skat stronghold

Station 10:
Market Street

Welcome to the centre of Burgebrach

Station 11:
The Old Station

The "Flügelbahn" connected town and country

Station 12:
Kellerberg hill

Altes Rathaus

Burgebrachs Wahrzeichen – lebendige Geschichte!

Station 11:
The Old Station

The "Flügelbahn" connected town and country

Altes Rathaus

Burgebrachs Wahrzeichen – lebendige Geschichte!
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