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This post was originally published on September 10, 2014 and updated on July 23, 2019.
I’ve been telling you about my vacation in the Bavarian Forest (Bayerischer Wald), including the dragon slaying drama (Drachenstich), and now I want to describe another highlight of the trip, a visit to Cafe zum Sahneberg, high on a mountainside in the village of Lohberg.
Here’s an example of the vistas from the surrounding countryside:
Hilde had the Eierlikörkuchen, a torte made with egg-custard liqueur:
I had the mandarin-Grand Marnier torte:
The third time I went I had the raspberry-mascarpone torte, but I don’t have a photo of that one. Guess I was hungry!
I just want to rave and rave about these desserts. I don’t know how they get so much volume in the whipped cream or in the cakes themselves. Hilde and I tried to get the recipes, but of course we were politely refused.
The selection of cream tortes is different each day, so you have a little surprise in store each time you go, but each cake is better than the last. In addition, the coffee is great and the staff is super-friendly. They even speak English. Also, the prices are very, very low. I would probably go there once a week if the place wasn’t two hours away! I’m still considering it.
You can see Sahneberg is surrounded by woods. On our last visit, James and I explored the trails a little. We discovered that one of the trails is designated Gläserner Steig, which means “glass trail”. Historically, glass-making was the prevalent occupation in the region. You can visit sites of former glassmaking centers along the 96-km trail. You can see the little man blowing glass on the trail signs: