There is no place like it in the world. I've been there several time now and you won't find a better smoked beer anywhere.
I traveled from Canada to Bamberg JUST for this Rauchbier...and I wasn't disappointed! At first, the Frau serving me treated me like I didn't know the beer, but after quickly downing the first Marzen, she changed her attitude. I'm sure they get a lot of tourists who can't handle it, so it's understandable. Had a fabulous meal and shared my table with 4 other German tourists. A wonderful experience, and many souvenirs to take home.