Historic Bräustüberl: our down-to-earth restaurant near Velburg
Almost 600 years – that’s how long the Bräustüberl, our cosy restaurant near Velburg in the Schwarze Laber valley has existed. We have maintained this culinary tradition with a lot of love – together, with appreciation, and a sense of responsibility. Out of love for our homeland, we have chosen to make slow food gourmet cuisine, inspired by local and international flavours, and following the course of the seasons – because cooking is our passion. Seasonal and fresh quality products from the region form the basis of the culinary delicacies we serve. Enjoy one of our tasty beer specialities.
What makes us so special?
- Our seasonal vegetables are stored in the natural climate of our sandstone cellar, where the ice used to be kept to cool our beers.
- We make the flower arrangements ourselves – with flowers from our flower garden and from the surrounding forests and meadows.
- The tables in our inn and manor parlours are decorated with hand-printed linen tablecloths made by the Schleyerbachs, a family of artisans in Oberpfalz.
- The furniture is handmade by local carpenters.
- Antique details throughout the house bear witness to the history of our region.
The historic Stuben in the restaurant near Velburg
Charming, cosy, and welcoming, our historic parlours with original wood panelling, ample corner benches, and sturdy wooden furniture still welcome you today. Local antiques, stylish accessories, and lovely flower arrangements combine authentically lived tradition with all the comforts of modern life and offer sufficient space for cosiness.
The historic Stuben
The heart of the historic part of our Bräustüberl, with its tiled stove, offers warm-hearted cosiness. Dark wood panelling, antique furniture, earthenware accessories, and matt-finished wall plates create a cosy atmosphere. Guests from Lengenfeld and Velburg like to take a seat at the regulars’ table; this creates a lively exchange of thoughts and anecdotes between locals and day guests and provides recommendations and tips for your stay. You can feel that warm hospitality has a long history here.
Where once a hilltop fortress used to stand on the Helferberg in the Middle Ages, Palatine Count Ruprecht I erected a new complex in the 14th century, which after the turmoil of the Thirty Years’ War, was rebuilt in the 18th century into a prestigious baroque palace. This room, which can be closed off by glass double doors, has two comfortable leather sofas and is ideal for family celebrations. The historic parlour of our restaurant near Velburg is decorated with the original furniture from the Helfenberg castle – including a grandfather clock with gold inlays. Its classic elegance lends a particularly festive atmosphere to celebrations and anniversaries in smaller groups.
Slightly more spacious than the Helfenbergstube, but still part of the historic Bräustüberl wing: you can make yourself comfortable at family celebrations or company anniversaries in the Hedwigstube. Thanks to a separate entrance, companies have the opportunity to “keep to themselves” within a festive setting. The Hedwigstube bears its name in honour of Hedwig Heindl, Hanns Konrad Winkler’s aunt: “She was the sister of my mother, Anni Winkler. She not only cared for us with patience and love as children, but she was always well-honoured and respected by all employees and guests.”
Comfortably furnished and yet spacious: this unique mixture gives the Konradstube its particularly inviting atmosphere. The charming wood panelling on the walls, which are found throughout all rooms of the historic Bräustüberl, can also be found here. The Konradstube is an open restaurant displaying hunting trophies and is therefore very suitable for medium-sized companies who want to dine and sit together in an elegant and at the same time historic atmosphere.
This room is dedicated to the great general Count of Tilly. He was given the dominion of Helfenberg by Electoral Prince Maximilian I for his services during the Thirty Years’ War. In addition to the dark wood panelling, the original paintings from Helfenberg castle also lend the historic Tillystube – a cosy and at the same time elegant atmosphere. The Tillystube is located in the Bräustüberl, the historic part of our restaurant near Velburg, and can be combined with the Konradstube.
Stylishly modern – the manor parlours at our restaurant near Velburg
The path along the sun-drenched glass garden of our hotel in Lengenfeld leads to the manor house wing. In 1990, our estate underwent this extension to complement the historic Bräustüberl perfectly. Bright and friendly festive rooms form an elegant and spacious setting, which is ideal for atmospheric celebrations and company anniversaries.
The manor parlours
At the manor wing, guests of our hotel near Nuremberg can expect a “dynamic duo”, which can be extended to meet individual requirements for space. The Panzerstube and the Viscardistube are available both separately and combined. An antique oil painting of this complex rebuilt in the Baroque style hangs in the Panzerstube as a commemoration of Helfenberg castle. The name of this parlour is also connected with the castle; it is dedicated to the keeper of Helfenberg. The Panzerstube can be used with the Viscardistube.
The Viscardistube is named after the master builder of Helfenberg castle. The artwork on the walls is by Fritz Schleyerbach; his picturesque scenes show his deep connection to his homeland. If desired, the Viscardistube can be combined with the Panzerstube and thus, offers the ideal ambience for a larger festive gathering.
A festive duo in the manor wing: our Johann von Tilly Stube can be combined perfectly with the Ferdinand von Tilly Stube. Bright, elegant, and friendly: these two festive rooms in our restaurant near Velburg are a match for any private or business events. As the Johann von Tilly Stube has access to the inner courtyard and the Marienkapelle (chapel), it allows for free communication and space to retreat into the open air. Such flexibility also ensures that larger groups enjoy greater comfort and a private atmosphere.
This more stylish highlight in our hotel near Velburg was created in 2008. As an open room with a fireplace, it sets an ideal stage with a lot of character and nearly unlimited possibilities: a place to warm up with our famous mulled beer after a torchlight walk, as a reception room for an aperitif or digestif during a celebration in one of our manor parlours, or as a cosy place to read, or to play chess or cards during tea time. We also serve whiskey, cocktails, our beer specialities as well as tasty dishes from a small menu accompanied by an open fire and subtle music in the background.
The traditional Eustachiusstube was created during our renovation in 2019 and is part of our overall concept of “TraditionsReich Kupfer” (traditional copper) which has an open fireplace and a direct connection to the conference room. This combination of conference room, Eustachiusstube, and multimedia presentation room with its clear view of our open fermentation tanks and copper bar makes this room perfect for group work, fireside chats, receptions, or beer tasting. Expect innovative and extraordinary experiences.
In our large, light-flooded glass garden, the sun shines directly on the lovingly set tables. Water flows serenely into the historic fountain – and for a moment, time seems to stand still. The spacious glass garden of our restaurant near Velburg allows you to have a leisurely lunch or celebrate until late into the evening. Thanks to the retractable glass roof, you can enjoy warm and dry conditions in here all year round.
Our beer garden in the inner courtyard, which opens up to a small children’s playground, is located directly next to our glass garden. Our cellar-fresh beer specialities and authentic, regional cuisine in our restaurant near Velburg invite you to spend light-hearted hours of leisure in the bright midday sun or on mild summer evenings. Here, locals, cyclist groups, conference attendees, and hotel guests enjoy warm hospitality amidst geraniums and roses. Now that’s the good life!