Restaurants

Top Choice German in Scheunenviertel

Pauly Saal

Since taking the helm at this Michelin-starred outpost, Arne Anker has given the cuisine a youthful and lighter edge while still following the seasonal-regional credo. Only multicourse menus are served, even at lunc…
Top Choice German in Erfurt

Zum Wenigemarkt 13

This upbeat restaurant in a delightful spot (an 18th-century house on the small marketplace at the eastern end of the Krämerbrücke) serves traditional and updated takes on Thuringian cuisine, starring regionally hun…
Top Choice German in Scheunenviertel

Weinbar Rutz

Below his high-concept gourmet temple, Michelin-starred Marco Müller operates this fairly casual wine bar where the menu has a distinctly earthy and carnivorous bent. Many of the meats and sausages are sourced from …
Top Choice German in Eisenach

Weinrestaurant Turmschänke

Going strong since 1910 – when the hotelier of the Kaiserhof connected his premises to the 11th-century defensive tower next door – and persisting through the GDR years, this hushed hideaway scores a perfect 10 on t…
Top Choice German in Historic Mitte

Augustiner am Gendarmenmarkt

Tourists, concert-goers and hearty-food lovers rub shoulders at rustic tables in this authentic Bavarian beer hall. Soak up the down-to-earth vibe right along with a mug of full-bodied Augustiner brew. Sausages, roa…
Top Choice German in Halle

Schnitzelwirtin

If you're a fan of the breaded cutlet you must hurry to this fabulous schnitzel-haus which fries up more versions of the humble schnitzel than you can imagine. Dishes come in small and large sizes, but you really ne…
Top Choice German in Hamelin

Rattenfängerhaus

One of Hamelin's finest ornamental Weser Renaissance–style buildings, the Rattenfängerhaus (Pied Piper House) has a facade dating to 1602, with older sections within. It's now home to an unashamedly tourist-centric …
Top Choice German in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse

Restaurant 1832

Inside the Hambacher Schloss, opening to a courtyard, Restaurant 1832 is reason enough to make the trip up the hill, with inspired modern German cuisine: liver dumpling soup; tagliatelle with roasted aspargus in fig…
Top Choice German in Loreley & St Goar Region

Weinhotel Landsknecht

The dining room and terrace at this wonderful spot 1.5km north of St Goar feel like being aboard a cruise boat, with close-up, uninterrupted river views. Sensational home cooking spans pickled salmon with quince mou…
Top Choice German in Trier

Weinwirtschaft Friedrich-Wilhelm

A historic former wine warehouse with exposed brick and hoists now houses this superb restaurant. Creative dishes incorporate local wines, such as trout poached in sparkling white wine with mustard sauce and white a…