Auerbachs Keller

restaurants / German

Auerbachs Keller information

Location
Leipzig , Germany
Address
Mädlerpassage, Grimmaische Strasse 2-4
Telephone
+49 341 341 216 100
More information
www.auerbachs-keller-leipzig.de
Prices
mains Keller €10-27, Weinstuben €33-35
Opening hours
Keller noon-11pm daily, Weinstuben 6-11pm Mon-Sat
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Founded in 1525, Auerbachs Keller is one of Germany’s best-known restaurants. It’s cosy and touristy but the food’s actually quite good and the setting memorable. There are two sections: the vaulted Grosser Keller for hearty Saxonian dishes and the four historic rooms of the Historische Weinstuben for upscale German fare. Reservations highly advised.

In Goethe’s Faust, Part I, Mephistopheles and Faust carouse here with students before riding off on a barrel. The scene is depicted on a carved tree trunk in what is now the Goethezimmer (Goethe Room), where the great writer allegedly came for ‘inspiration’.