We couldn't send my godmother to Canada without taking her to a Biergarten and without her having tried some traditional German food. We went to one of my favourite places which is right along side the river Main and I devoured a 300g schnitzel (I'm not even ashamed to admit that I managed to eat 80% of it before I had to hand the reigns to my brother the human hoover). It was all washed down with my current favourite cocktail - Hugo (prosecco, soda water, limes, mint and elderflower) before we went for an evening stroll through the town centre and along the river. For dessert we picked up an ice cream from one of Würzburg's oldest and most beloved ice cream parlours: Benito (est 1932). I had my usual flavour combination of josta (gooseberry and red currants), mango and yoghurt with elderflower.
One thing that I adore about Würzburg is the different attitude to drinking. I think it's partly due to the weather because unlike in Cardiff where you always seem to end up drinking indoors or in dark clubs, there are more places to sit outside in Würzburg and we're blessed with far better weather than those across the pond. I felt so continental walking through the city at dusk and seeing everyone sat outside or by the river having a drink. The drinking culture is very different here and it's less about getting smashed. One of my favourite spots for a drink is the Alte Mainbrücke, the bridge that connects the two parts of Würzburg and with the recent addition of an amazing restaurant it's become a really popular place. The restaurant has recently also opened up a pop up bar that serves glasses of wine that people can drink on the bridge without having to sit in the restaurant. On the weekends the bridge is heaving with people enjoying the wine and the amazing views as the sun sets over Würzburg. My heart is heavy with homesickness for Germany right now.