The “Gaststätte Röhrl” in Eilsbrunn has been in the hands of just one family since 1658. We met up with Muk Röhrl, who is the eleventh generation to run this traditional inn
Landlord Muk Röhrl
In Eilsbrunn, in the district of Regensburg, directly opposite the church, is the “Gaststätte Röhrl”. The building, which is almost one thousand years old, exudes historic charm as you approach.
From the adjacent Biergarten comes the chinking sound of beer tankards. People sit under huge chestnut trees, laughing with one another. The scent of roast pork and apple strudel with cinnamon wafts through the air.
“The Guinness Book of Records has confirmed our long management of the place”
The oldest inn in the world
Through a folding door with colourful glass panes, visitors enter the interior of the historic building. Many of the wooden pieces of furniture date from the 19th century. In the “Gaststätte Röhrl” everything looks the same as it has always done – not least because it has made a name for itself as the oldest inn in the world.
The inn has been owned by the Röhrl family since 1658. “The Guinness Book of Records has confirmed our long management of the place”, says proud landlord Muk Röhrl. The 35-year-old took over the inn from his uncle in 2006 and is now the eleventh generation to run the place.
Preserving tradition and culture
It serves as a port of call for many small Stammtisch groups, including the hunting horn blowers, the veterans’ association, the shooting association and the ladies of the village. They sit together, debate issues or chat over a tasty snack.
For Muk Röhrl it’s very important to preserve this culture: “It’s just lovely to sit opposite someone over a beer and have a conversation. I notice time and time again that people get on better when they can see the gestures and body language of the other person and can ask specific questions”, says the landlord.
More about the "World Record Inn": gaststaette-roehrl.de (only in German)
... from Muk
Only a few kilometres from the inn, in the village of Sinzing there is a great climbing forest with a high ropes course.
kletterwald-regensburg.de (only in German)
Hiking on the "Alpiner Steig"
The Labertal valley is ideal for beautiful cycling tours and those who like to go for a walk should not miss the “Alpiner Steig” trail.
Take a trip to Kelheim with the "Befreiungshalle", an impressive monument on the Michelsberg above the town of Kelheim.
Another classic for excursions is the Walhalla in Donaustauf. The memorial is only about 10 kilometres from Regensburg.
Danube Cycle Path
The Labertal is a great place for beautiful cycling tours. Since I often have business in Regensburg, the Danube cycle path is one of my regular cycling routes. It leads from Eilsbrunn along the Schwarze Laber via Sinzing on the Danube Cycle Path to Regensburg. The Danube is 2,845 kilometres long. The Danube Cycle Path runs through a total of ten countries, 440 kilometres of which extend through Bavaria.
donau-radweg.info (only in German)