Panorama-Gasthof Burgschänke

Panorama-Gasthof Burgschänke
Burgbergweg 4 90559 Burgthann, Germany

This restaurant is party of a hotel very close to the Thann castle, located in the heart of the Franconian countryside, about 20 km south-east of Nuremberg. Here you can try Franconian dishes, typical German cuisinedishes, or international specialities in  On, it showcases that in 2007 the restaurant was awarded with a silver medal to honour its excellent Bavarian cuisine. Parking out in front is sometimes a bit of a challenge, not to mention it’s on a hill.
It was my first dining out experience in Germany.



The servers were all dressed in the traditional dirndls. The restaurant was quite spacious and bright with lots of natural sun light. It was a very nice atmosphere so it was not surprising that it was full for lunch.


Schnitzel with fries


Bratwurst, potatoes, asparagus, saladidearabbit-burgshanke4

Roast pork with potato

I ordered the bratwurst with spargel (white-coloured huge asparagus) – which I really loved! I wish they sold them here in Canada! It came with potatoes and a bowl of salad. For drink, I ordered the apfelschorle – a popular soft drink in Germany which consists of carbonated mineral water and apple juice. This also became my favourite carbonated drink and would often order it at restaurants or buy them bottled.

My company ordered the Schnitzel, which is a boneless meat, thinned with a hammer and covered with gravy-like sauce. Unlike other European countries, schnitzel in Germany is always pork, and often deep fried covered in bread crumbs. This is probably why he would complain at the Deutches Haus and tell them that they are not suppose to be breaded.

The portions were big, way too much for me, so I had some help. But it was REALLY good. Everything was, plus I liked the touch of real flowers in the dish that made it even prettier.I really liked the restaurant.

Not sure about the communication with English with any of the servers. Since all the talk was done by my the German family I was staying with, I can’t comment if foreingers would have a tough time. I would guess you might since it was on the countryside. However, I have seen this hotel posted on English hotel reviews so I would imagine you’d be at least be able to order your food. But there are no English translations on the menu, so unless you know what the dishes are called, it’ll be difficult to know what you’re ordering. I guess you have to be adventurous ;)

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