Hello friends! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I suppose the reason is that I haven’t travelled much lately and I enjoy writing about my travels and sharing travel tips here on the blog. Because I’ve been around Würzburg the past few months, I’ve had more time to check out my new city and the surrounding area. I’m currently working on a blog post about my favourite cafes in the city and plan to check out and write about the Würzburger Weindorf (one of the local wine festivals here), so keep your eyes peeled!
This past weekend was a long weekend here in Bavaria. Though we tried to get out of town, our attempts at planning a trip fell through and we decided to make the most of our staycation in Würzburg. Since the weather was lovely, we thought it was high time to get our new balcony in shape for summer. We bought geraniums and planters to hang off our balcony, potted some herbs, and lugged a ridiculously heavy cement umbrella stand up 3 flights of stairs. To celebrate our balcony efforts, we visited the Stadtstrand in Würzburg on Sunday night to toast the unofficial kickoff to summer.
The Stadtstrand is a seasonal city beach here in Würzburg. Since there is no natural sand beach in the area, a man-made beach is put in every summer along the banks of the Main river for locals to enjoy. It was originally set up in June 2006 and has been running ever since. In April each year, 580 tonnes of sand are brought in to cover 2,700 m² along the Main in Sanderau, a quarter in Würzburg. Customers can order a drink or a snack at the bar before heading out to find a seat at one of the many beach chairs, tables, and umbrellas set up along the beach.
You can get a feel for the vibe of the Stadtstrand in this little video:
We arrived around 9:30pm and though the Stadtstrand was fairly full, we had no problems finding beach chairs. We went to the bar and ordered two mojitos (one regular and one cranberry) and brought them to our seats. After sitting down, we noticed the full menu next to our seats. We flipped through the menu and saw that there were actually many more drinks and cocktails available that we hadn’t seen posted up at the bar. If you’re after a specific drink, check the full cocktail list or ask to see a menu. When the weather is nice, you can also order snacks and small bites.
The Stadtstrand also runs events like a lindy-hop dance class on Tuesday evenings, a salsa class on Wednesday and Friday evenings, and a yoga class on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Yoga at the beach? Yes please!
The Stadtstrand is open daily from 11am-11pm and runs from mid-April to the end of September. For more information (in German), check out the Stadtstrand website.
Have you been to a city beach in Germany? I saw one in Berlin that looked like fun!