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PRE - WGT MEETING Since WGT 2008 we have arranged a Pre WGT Meeting so you can meet up with other English speaking people. The meetings have been a great success in a great venue, come and join us for a few beers and some great food.
MEETING INFO The meeting is open to all Sadgoth.com readers and anybody else who you care to drag along (with the premise that the meeting is set up for English Speaking people to meet and get to know each other, be they Americans, British, Aussies, South Africans, Canadians, Italian, Corsican, Maltese, Swissm, German etc) The venue is the Bayerischer Bahnhof, a large restaurant / bar located not too far south of the Moritzbastei. It’s all informal, so if you want to come for one drink or many it’s up to you, I would just say that I would be happy to finally put a face to many of the names and posts...so come along and say hello.
GETTING TO THE BAYERISCHER BAHNHOF The Bayerischer Bahnhof is just outside the city ring road to the southeast and within walking distance of the Moritzbastei (south) see the map to the left, or right on the Strassenbahn Line 16, which runs past the Hauptbahnhof and Augustusplatz, and Line 9, which runs to Werk II. Many of you will have probably passed the building on the way to and from other venues (see attached picture). Bayerischer Bahnhof was the old station for southbound trains. It is now home to a brewery famous for producing Leipzig's own specialty beer, 'Leipzig Gose' (see below) and includes a large restaurant and bar. So come and meet up with old friends and make new ones! The Bayerischer Bahnhof has more than just Gose, of course, and if you arrive hungry, feel free to order from the menu.
BAYERISHER BAHNHOF (FROM THEIR WEBSITE) The Bayerischer Bahnhof (Bavarian station) in Leipzig is Germany's oldest preserved railway station. It was built in 1842 for the Leipzig– Hof line by the Saxon-Bavarian Railway Company, later taken over by the Royal Saxon State Railways and operated as the Saxon- Bavarian State Railways.
The station was closed in 2001 for the construction of the Leipzig city tunnel. It is expected to re-open in 2013 after the completion of the tunnel, and will then be part of future S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland system.
The Bayerischer Bahnhof is an exceptional location for every occasion. Travel through our individual rooms and explore their special ambience. Our culinary program is as extraordinary as our location: traditional German cuisine, diversity, and seasonal trends. Our modern in-house brewery has re-established the Gose, a top fermented beer which is slightly sparkling and rich in vitamins(!), in Leipzig. Please try all our different creations for the Gose: the Regenschirm (umbrella) with a shot of caraway liqueur, the “Sonnenschirm” (parasol) with a shot of syrup, or the “Frauenfreundlicher” (women’s choice) with a shot of cherry brandy.
You could also enjoy one of our other beers fresh from the tap: the “Schaffner” (conductor), a pilsner, the “Kuppler” (operator), a top- fermented wheat beer, or the “Heizer” (stoker), a light and sweet, velvety dark beer specialty.
GOSE If you get the chance you might want to find a local bar and try the local 'Gose' Beer. Gose is a top-fermented wheat beer, sometimes including oats, with added coriander and salt. The inclusion of coriander and salt is contrary to the excessively strict beer purity law ("Reinheitsgebot" ) but as the law was a Bavarian one and Gose originated outside Bavaria, this wasn't a problem until the unification of Germany and the wider application of the Reinheitsgebot. Gose was traditionally spontaneously fermented, like Belgian lambic ales or Berliner Weisse, with fermentation being initiated by natural wild yeasts carried in the air, instead of the addition of particular strains of yeast but today's brewers use their own yeasts. Gose is traditionally bottled in a flattish, near semicircular bottle, with a tall, narrow neck. The neck was designed to trap the foam of fermentation and thus produce a natural bung e is an extract about Gose Beer. More about Gose
PRE WGT MEETINGS Here are a few photos of previous years meetings And some shockwave flash galleries