The King’s Vegetable at its Best


Schweinfurt pampers its visitors with a taste trio that is sure to impress: Franconian wine, fresh asparagus, and the Schweinfurt butcher bowl.

The tradition of bowls of freshly butchered meats started in Schweinfurt in 1840. Instead of on a plate, your meat is served on large planks of wood. The meat is served with fresh, crusty bread, fresh horseradish and sauerkraut. The asparagus, on the other hand, doesn’t require such an elaborate display. The “king’s vegetable,” as it is known, has ideal growing conditions in the sandy soils just outside town. Every spring, the popular vegetable is omnipresent on menus throughout Schweinfurt. Asparagus is best paired with a glass of Franconian wine from the area.

Entertaining Beer Trivia

Schweinfurt is a great place for enjoying fresh meats and cold beers.

Beer brewing enjoys a long tradition in and around town and, today, there are still four breweries that attest to the fact that beer is still brewed according to the German Purity Regulations and that the process hasn’t changed in the past 500 years. Guided tours are an entertaining way to find out about beer trivia and history. Of course, you can always add a beer tasting and hearty lunch to your tour.