I’ve arrived in southern Black Forest tired and thirsty. I was thinking, “Miro how you can start hiking in this large forest without having a healthy beer?”.
Do you know which is the best beer in southern Black Forest? IMO it is the Rothaus beer.
The weather was perfect, sunshine, blue sky and warm; the best condition to relax with the glass of good, cold beer.
So I’m not starting this series with the Black Forest natural beauty but with the photo of old, famous Rothaus Brewery.
The brewery was founded in 1791 by the Abbot of St. Blasien (small town nearby) as a measure to encourage economic growth in the Black Forest.
It is located 1000m above sea level in Rothaus, around 3 km north of the village of Grafenhausen in the southern Black Forest. It is one of Germany's most successful and profitable regional breweries.
At 1,000 metre it is the highest located brewery in Germany as well as the most modern.
The brewery offers daily tours of the brewery costing about 20 EUR per person which includes food, a platter of traditional Black Forest hams, sausages and cheeses and Rothaus beer.
The tour starts with a film about the Rothaus Brewery. Even though the film is in German there is plenty of beautiful Black Forest scenery to admire. You are then taken through the modern hi-tech brewery and each process is explained (in German). When the tour is over you go to the Rothaus Guesthouse on the brewery site where you a served your food and beer. There is also a shop where you can buy plenty of Rothaus souvenirs including beer steins and tee shirts as well as beer.
The photo show a typical copper beer barrel located on the square between car park and brewery building.
Place that you should see if you are planning to visit this area.
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Kamilutka (8103) 2014-05-06 3:36
all the beer fans will love this picture and the note which accompanies it :-) This looks actually quite interesting with the massive copper tub drawing attention in the foreground and colorful brewery buildings in the background. The POV has been chosen very wisely and I like the angle at which you took this picture. Very good light management and as a result of it also well saturated colors.
Thanks for sharing and I am looking forward to see the whole series
gojo (1769) 2014-05-06 3:38
A very nice framing with beautiful shining copper, contrasting elegantly against the buildings.
lousat (80995) 2014-05-06 3:48
Hi Miro,absolutely beautiful this brewery,a great gift to a barman like me...ehehe...the architechure is magnificent and very well preserved,i like your point of view to create the most complete and rich composition from there,and made in the usual top quality! Have a nice evening and thanks,LUCIANO
snunney (88246) 2014-05-06 4:32
A well framed composition with a pleasing balance to it. I like the vivid colours and excellent clarity. The brewery tour sounds good value, I must make a note in my diary for the next time I am in the area:-)
jhm (142780) 2014-05-06 5:06
I know who has, the best beer, this is Belgium, maybe have to you in Belgium a visit to a brewery bring!
Lovely architecture picture with lovely colours
Excellent composition, nice depth and perspective picture.
Very well done, TFS
Sergiom (65111) 2014-05-06 5:10
J'aime beaucoup cette image et aussi la belle cuve cuivrée à l'avant plan. Elle a déjà du contenir de la très bonne bière qui fait la renommée de cet endroit. J'aime beaucoup les couleurs et la lumière de fin de journée.
Nicou (127694) 2014-05-06 6:08
Fantastique vue de cette cuve à bière mervielleux quel brillant et rendu des tons et cette brasserie en fond sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-05-06 6:34
Fabulous light that you've captured in the copper barrel, and the incidental detail in the background round out the context so well. Terrific!
All the best,
adramad (39770) 2014-05-06 7:47
A fantastic and amazing picture with this corner of beautiful homes, which draws attention that typical copper beer barrel,in bronze, with which there is no doubt which is the flagship product in the population.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Great informative note.
Enjoy a nice day, my friend.
Cricri (110253) 2014-05-06 7:52
Intéressant de voir ce tonneau de bière reluisant par sa matière en cuivre, bon cadrage et présentation, suivi d'une note intéressante, ici en Belgique elle est aussi pour ces bonnes bières :-)
rychem (26722) 2014-05-06 8:42
It makes me smile, unique photo, very nice subject and very good execution
cornejo (34626) 2014-05-06 10:12
Hi Miro, very good picture of this interesting composition in this interesting place of good beer, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (26543) 2014-05-06 10:19
I fully agree, always begin with beer :) Haha, that could be the motto for Homer Simpson himself! A great shot, this large copper vessel is an unexpected sight among these quaint buildings, and its caught the light in such a way so as to demand the viewers attention. A great start to your series, I'm looking forward to seeing more. This is a brilliant composition too!
All the best
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-06 11:02
uno dei monumenti più originali che mi sia capitato di vedere, non solo appare particolarmente interessante il suo inserimento tra le case che , sebbeni siano di fattura recente, ricordano nella loro struttura quelle tipiche del luogo.
Bella la composizione che valorizza molto bene sia il monumento quanto le case.
Ciao e buona serata
fritzi007 (8098) 2014-05-06 12:10
fantastisches Foto, sehr gute Farben und eine hohe Fotoqualität, sehr guter Kommentar, gratuliere!
nikkitta (16204) 2014-05-06 15:01
How very good way to begin your trip, a good beer and a visit to a brewery?
Like the way you take the capture, leaving some space at the front and the copper recipent ( which is its name? ) contrastng with the traditional architecture
Well done, enjoy watching, reading
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-06 23:16
Loved the anecdote. Ha ha!
Wonderful picture. Nice light and POV.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.
abmdsudi (45592) 2014-05-07 3:20
That highly polished copper container looks like a giant version of a lab apparatus I remember in my chemistry lesson some forty years ago! But this easily can quench the whole thirsty townfolks! Looks and sounds a very interesting place for 'drinking' and there's more sense of context and 'story' Brilliant in colour in an interesting perspective that really makes you wonder around, think and relate to your description while picking up other details better. You did your best here to show it. I go for lemon juice Miro! Great capture, tfs
carlo62 (37153) 2014-05-07 5:29
bel luogo e bella foto, molto piacevole e interessante.
Ottima l'esposizione, una composizione ben fatta e il risultato ottenuto è splendido.
eldancer1 (30710) 2014-05-07 10:07
Wow! That's a lot of beer! But then the Germans are known for quality beer. Good capture with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (15529) 2014-05-07 10:12
Did you drink all that beer? My, you must have been thirsty! I love the copper shine and the buildings' colors.
serp2000 (41626) 2014-05-07 11:16
Oh, this is very famous brewery equipment. This photo brings me back to my trips around Europa. I love the live fresh beer too. Excellent postcard format, good presentation of Rothaus. Good illustration of this informative note.
ikeharel (61359) 2014-05-08 8:47
Don't tell me it is possible to drink beer strait from the big refinery...
my humor only, Miro.
Shining brass of the big typical aparatus, contrast its surroundings with beautiful glow, which you masterfully taken the moment by camera.
Exquisite photojob, superbly done.
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-05-10 23:55
Lovely shot.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
jmdias (58115) 2014-05-16 17:46
very interesting details of these buildings around and the cupper structure in the foreground. nice quality of image and a unusual subject.
Gigidusud (17599) 2014-05-18 15:33
Beautiful brewery with nice architecture and splendid colors. I like the copper vat on FG, interesting note too. Well done!
kato (11630) 2014-05-20 13:30
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impreesive to see this brewery with copper barrel and the tasteful buildings of backdrop in small town. It's very useful to join factory tour, since we can learn manufucturing process and history.
tatadalou (6749) 2014-05-24 11:40
What attracted me on this photo is the nice light management over the copper tank. I hope you've enjoyed your beer beforehiking. Thanks a lot for your interesting note.
adores (39808) 2014-06-15 18:06
Nice shot! I like the light and the colours and the copper really stands out. Seems an interesting place and you got a good composition!
Miguel82 (26196) 2014-12-01 10:25
Dear Miro, that giant still enhances well the past of that region, a patrimonial item perfectly integrated among the new and modern buildings
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15126)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor AF-S 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 G, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-06 3:29