Our first meal stop in Dusseldorf was to try their Altbier. Brauerei im Füchschen is one of the traditional Altier breweries in Düsseldorf. Having visited beer halls in Munich, we were prepared to face the crowd in packed halls but we were surprised to see people gathering even along the walkway!
We soon realised that there was a home match later at 8pm where Fortuna Düsseldorf will be playing against VfB Stuttgart. That was why the locals were all decked out in their team jerseys to support their beloved club.
It was a nice surprise that we got to experience the match day vibes while strolling down Düsseldorfer Altstadt which has gained a reputation as “the longest bar in the world” for the large number of pubs/bars lining the street. The atmosphere was similar to those we’ve seen in UK while we were in the cities of major EPL clubs.
The smooth and easy drinking Altbier was served in small glasses (less than half pint size) and cost €2 each.
After a long day of travelling without lunch, we were starving and managed to finish the huge crispy pork knuckle but couldn’t clear the cloyingly rich fried dumplings with chanterelles and leek onions in cream. We were expecting dumplings that were more like meat balls but apparently the german dumplings comprised of mainly potatoes.
Do drop by the try their refreshing Altbier even if you don’t fancy German pub grubs.
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