Rowing has a centuries-old tradition in Bamberg. Two rivers divide the city and offer boaters the perfect playground to let off steam at the oar. One of the oldest clubs in the cathedral city is the Bamberg Rowing Society, which was founded in 1884. In a house surrounded by red half-timbering, the rowing boats are stored in summer and winter and right next door is the boathouse, a restaurant with a garden that invites you to strengthen yourself after sport with the finest beer and homemade delicacies. In Bamberg, the boathouse is a real institution and the first address if you are hungry or thirsty after a long walk in the Hain city park. Melanie and Bernd Wulkesch are the warm hosts in the restaurant and beer garden and make sure that the people of Bamberg and their visitors feel welcome. The undisputed highlight is Bernd's home-brewed beer.
Do-it-yourself is in Bernd's blood: the Wulkesch family is passionate about making jam, distilling schnapps and preparing wine. Cooking long-lasting specialties for the whole year with their own hands brings joy to all members of the clan. Because his dad already covered most areas of homemade delicacies, Bernd decided to go into brewing. He now has more than 20 years of brewing experience under his belt and makes his own beer. At first the beer was made in the garage at home, but Bernd wanted more. Because every beginning is difficult and above all expensive, the brewer teamed up with his colleagues from the Kundmüller brewery. The long-established brewery in Weiher makes its facilities available to restaurateurs and brewers and Bernd can brew his own brews on the professional system. Beer has been Bernd's passion for years and now he can finally put his beery ideas into practice and bring them to the thirsty man (and woman).
Bernd's creations are based on the Upper Franconian beer culture: Bamberg is the epicenter of a rich beer culture and a place where beer has been brewed for thousands of years. Hardly any other city can offer such a nuanced variety of beers and hardly any people love their beer as much as the people of Upper Franconia. That's where Bernd comes in, providing his compatriots with unconventional interpretations of the beers they grew up with. With an extra portion of hops, hand-picked types of malt and a lot of expertise, Bernd brews Franconian classics with a new coat of paint that not only taste good on the sunny terrace of the boathouse. It doesn't matter whether you're sitting on the banks of the Regnitz or at home on the sofa, Bernd's beers are fun!