Relief and worry as Bavarian brewery reopens to guests

ALTOETTING, Germany (AP) — The Graminger Weissbraeu brewery, which has been in the same family for a century, is preparing to welcome guests back to its restaurant for the first time in two months — with new rules and fears for the future. Bavaria, one of the last German states to start reopening the hospitality sector as the country gradually opens up, is letting restaurants serve guests outside starting Monday and inside a week later. Birgit Detter, one of three sisters who run the business just outside Altoetting, east of Munich, says it’s a relief to reopen the beer garden and then the restaurant. But she calls the new social distancing conditions “very difficult.”