Visitors will encounter a large number of attractions along the Castle Road, so why not take a break and enjoy a coffee or hot meal? Here you will find a number of cafes and restaurants extending a cordial welcome to you during your journey.
With the sgraffito painting on its façade showing the history of Eberbach, the "Karpfen" is one of the buildings that characterise the image of the old town. Located at the Alter Markt in the heart of the city, it has been in the family for more than 200 years. This is just as noticeable in the careful treatment of the building as it is in the personal service.
In the stylish restaurant "Karpfen", attention to detail is not only paid to the furnishings, but also to the cuisine with regional and seasonal dishes, which you can enjoy in summer on the summer terrace on the old market square.
Or celebrate a special occasion in one of the guest rooms, where the excellent kitchen team conjures up delicious dishes for you.
The restaurant is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Real treats are promised by the down-to-earth restaurant Lamm in the heart of the half-timbered town of Mosbach. The chefs are firmly rooted in the region and so the menu includes Odenwald classics such as Grünkernküchle and southern German favourites from Maultaschen to Zwiebelrostbraten. When invitations are extended for the "Flammkuchen evening" or every Wednesday for the "Schnitzel evening", classic but also unusual variations of these popular dishes are conjured up.
The drinks menu is also influenced by Ländle: The Lamm is a partner of a beer producer from Hohenlohe-Franconia and also has many good Baden-Württemberg wines in its cellar.
Hornberg Castle sits enthroned high above the Neckar valley, surrounded by vineyards. Guests enjoy the historic castle flair in the elegant panorama restaurant, in the former stables with murals of tournament scenes, and in the summer months on the panorama terrace or in the castle courtyard in the shade of the old chestnut tree.
The exquisite cuisine promises a variety of culinary experiences: Baden-Swabian culinary delights associated with the region are presented as well as international delights.
The most prominent lord of the castle on the Hornberg was the knight Götz von Berlichingen. A copy of his iron hand can be seen in the castle restaurant.
At the Restaurant Hotel Sinsheim, chef Vito Fusco creates true moments of happiness. He draws inspiration from his homeland of Puglia and places great value on regional and high-quality ingredients. Vito and his team combine German and Mediterranean cuisine passionately and coherently and pay attention to detail.
And the Bar & Lounge also invites you to linger. While you can enjoy a cup of coffee during the day, the barman conjures up classic and special cocktails in the evening.
Sunday is a day of rest
Steinsberg Castle Tavern
The medieval picture-perfect castle Steinsberg forms the romantic frame for the castle tavern.
The hosts are fully committed to the "Experience of the Middle Ages" and celebrate this epoch in various ways. From the knight's meals with knight Uwe to individual programmes - exactly as you wish ranging from medieval ceremonies, jugglers or minstrels - up to the medieval wedding. The philosophy of the castle kitchen includes the use of fresh high-quality products and concentrates on regional specialities.
Besides the restaurant, the ancient walls harbour the Knight's Hall (50 persons), the Palas (100 persons) and also the courtyard as remarkable event locations for family celebrations, business events and other occasions.
Wedding ceremony options at Steinsberg Castle:
- possible in a chapel
- Protestant and Catholic marriages
- wedding packages are offered
- the chapel is located below the castle
Business meetings and celebrations at Steinsberg Castle:
- 2 rooms
- 80 - 100 sqm
- capacity according to seating:
indoors: 100 - 120 persons, outdoors: 50 - 120 persons
- beer garden
The house, built in 1563, has been owned by the family for four generations!
Sophisticated dining with a view of the historic old town and the Blue Tower. Family celebrations up to 40 persons/ terrace 20 seats. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Wine tavern Feyerabend:
Traditional wine tavern offering a small selection of dishes. 25 seats. Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays open until 6 pm (Café).
The Hotel Neues Tor presents itself as elegant, refined, chic and innovative, and its gastronomy in the various restaurants is excellent.
In the Staufers restaurant, with its timeless design and sweeping stucco ornaments on the ceiling, local, modernly prepared dishes are served, as well as national components. The menu changes regularly. The very special thing is the unique view over the old town of Bad Wimpfen with its landmark, the Blue Tower.
The Hotel Neues Tor presents itself as elegant, refined, chic and innovative, and its gastronomy in the various restaurants is excellent.
In the Schlotzerstube, the cuisine focuses entirely on traditional Swabian dishes. The rustic furnishings are interpreted in the best contemporary style and invite you to linger in comfort. The historic glass windows make reference to the inn that used to be located here. The down-to-earth dishes are complemented by a diverse range of regional, national or international wines.
In Schloss Lehen, the former knights' hall with its historic vaulted ceiling, window niches and a tiled stove forms the stylish setting for the hotel's own castle restaurant. Exquisite regional delicacies based around Swabian cuisine are served here. In summer, guests can enjoy the pure castle park atmosphere on the idyllic terrace.
The wine tavern at the Bauer winery is the modern interpretation of the classic "Besenwirtschaft" and certified by the Württemberg Wine Institute as a "Recommended Württemberger Besen". The atmosphere is like in the old days in the good parlour, where locals meet for a "Viertele" of the estate's own wine.
The cuisine is down-to-earth Swabian with all the regional specialities and Besen dishes that you would expect from a typical Württemberger Besen. It goes without saying that the ingredients come from the immediate surroundings. Winzers Küche is open from September to July for about ten to fourteen days per month, and a lunch menu is offered.
In the heart of Heilbronn by the Old Neckar river the longest restaurant area of Southern Germany situated directly by the water is located between the Götzenturm and Bollwerksturm. Guests who enjoy to walk along the car-free promenade are spoilt for choice between restaurants and cafés - view over the Neckar river always included.
NECKARMEILE Heilbronn – Gastromeile am Alten Neckar
Obere und Untere Neckarstraße
The very special charm of this restaurant is explained by its history: As the name suggests, it is located in the former post office of Neckarsulm. The beautiful building was integrated into the overall concept of the new Welcome Hotel Neckarsulm as a historical quotation. A glass building element connects the modern hotel part with the Alte Post restaurant.
The restaurant serves freshly prepared à la carte dishes, including Swabian cuisine and a selection of burgers. For a short break or to end the day, the bar with its wide range of drinks is the right place. In the summertime, guests enjoy the beautiful beer garden in front of the restaurant.
The family-run Hotel Rappenhof is an institution in the "Swabian Tuscany". In the organic-certified restaurant with its panoramic conservatory and sun terrace, you can enjoy the fabulous view over the valley and the town of Weinsberg to the ruins of Weibertreu Castle, while embarking on a culinary voyage of discovery through the world of Swabian cuisine.
Quality and sustainability are top priorities here, and so the restaurant not only bears the organic seal, but is also one of the "Schmeck den Süden. Baden-Württemberg" restaurateurs who work with the best seasonal products from the region and also create interesting vegetarian and vegan dishes. The excellent regional wine competence is documented by the award as "House of Baden-Württemberg Wines".
The family-run four-star Hotel Rose Bitzfeld is located in the idyllic Brettach valley just outside Öhringen, directly on the Burgenstraße.
In the restaurant's various parlours and on the terrace, guests enjoy fresh, regionally influenced cuisine with high-quality ingredients and seasonal specialities. In addition to the classics of the region, the menu includes fine menus, fish dishes, vegetarian dishes and refined desserts, ideally complemented by an extensive wine list with good wines from the surrounding area.
At any time of the year, it is worth taking a look at the "Culinary Calendar" with special weeks on "Asparagus and Wild Garlic" or "Duck, Goose and Venison", for example.
The spacious four-star Hotel Hohenlohe is located directly on the Kocher. The culinary heart of the hotel beats in the elegant panorama restaurant. In this loge for connoisseurs, the generously glazed facade offers a view of the picturesque old town and the Kocher valley all the way over to the Großcomburg monastery. In the warm summer months, the terrace with its impressive view is a popular meeting point for guests and locals alike.
The cuisine is fresh and typical of the region, with international influences. The restaurant has close ties to local suppliers such as the Bäuerliche Erzeugergemeinschaft (farmers' cooperative) or the Haller Löwenbrauerei (lion brewery), but also to local bakers and butchers, organic farmers and wineries. The wine cellar contains wines from Württemberg, Franconia, Italy and France, complemented by a rarities cellar.
When the kitchen has long been cold elsewhere, the bistro bar "Jenseits Kochers" offers a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, sweets and salty treats, delicious soups, light dishes and homemade burgers.
On the edge of the old town, close to the banks of the Kocher river, you will find the traditional Schwäbisch Hall hotel Kronprinz, which is run with great dedication by the sisters Sabine and Barbara Braun.
In the light-flooded restaurant, the cosy Kronprinzstube and on the two sun terraces with a view over the old town, excellent regional cuisine with international influences is brought to the table, composed by a kitchen team that is as creative as it is competent.
The Kronprinz restaurant is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre.
When furnishing the restaurant rooms, the Landhotel Kirchberg placed a lot of emphasis on cosiness. In different rooms, such as the Jagsttal or the Hohenlohe room, small groups can dine comfortably together. The kitchen team attaches great importance to regional and seasonal dishes.
The restaurant has been awarded two lions by the "Taste the South" association. Only dishes whose raw materials demonstrably come from Baden-Württemberg may be designated as "Taste the South. Baden-Württemberg" dishes. The more lions a restaurant has been awarded, the more regional raw materials are used. The Landhotel Kirchberg also cooks without chemical additives and flavour enhancers.
The beer garden is always open on Fridays and Saturdays between spring and autumn from 17:30-22:00 in good weather.
The Schlosscafé in the Biohotel Schloss Kirchberg awaits you in a royal ambience just a few steps away from the old town. Committed to the Slow Food idea, the whole variety of regional organic delicacies is served here, including those from the Schwäbisch Hall farmers' producer association.
The extensive drinks menu includes coffee and tea variations, regional beers, selected wines and seasonal drinks. In addition, there are Hohenlohe delicacies and hay-milk ice cream creations freshly prepared in the castle. A varied breakfast buffet with regional specialities - also for guests not staying at the hotel - invites you to start the day.
Right in the centre of the historic old town of Rothenburg is the Hotel Eisenhut. In 1890, Georg Andreas Eisenhut opened a wine tavern to sell his wines grown in the Tauber Valley. Today, culinary delights can be enjoyed in various outlets.
On the panorama terrace, for example, you have a fantastic view of the valley of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Experience the unique Eisenhut feeling there with cool drinks, delicious snacks and good conversation.
The Agnes Stüberl offers everything for the traditional and modern palate. With a varied menu, not only the hotel guests but also all Rothenburgers are attracted to the beautiful Eisenhut.
Or meet for a cosy or a bite to eat in the wine tavern. Right next door is the Pfäffleinslounge with a fantastic view of the garden and Rothenburg's Tauber Valley. Look forward to coffee specialities with a selection of cakes in the afternoon and round off the evening at the bar.
The Burggartenpalais Hotel is located in the medieval boulevard of Rothenburg in the palatial ancestral home of the patrician Bezold family, which is one of the oldest residential buildings in the city.
The interior and decoration are individual and stylish, and the numerous original antique details are fascinating. This also applies to the hotel's own restaurant "Meistertrunk", where regional Franconian and neighbourly Swabian dishes are on the menu. The wine list also focuses on good drops from Franconia.
During the summer months, guests enjoy the unique atmosphere of the outdoor terrace "Rosengarten", which is surrounded by Rothenburg's largest and most beautiful private old town garden.
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The in-house restaurant "Pfannkuchen-Kuchel" in the Hotel Rappen offers its guests culinary versatility at a high level.
The chef is known far beyond the city limits of Rothenburg for his refined, exotic and vegetarian pancake creations. In addition, regional Franconian dishes are served, with the best ingredients from their own butchery, among others. In the warm season, people meet in the traditional beer garden at the house, which is only a few steps from one of Rothenburg's city gates, the Galgentor.
In addition to the main restaurant "Pfannkuchen-Kuchel", the adjoining room "Kutscherstube", the "Rappensaal" and the "Barbarossasaal" are available for culinary delights in large or small groups.
Restaurant "Pfannkuchen-Kuchel" im Hotel Rappen
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91541 Rothenburg ob der Tauber
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The hotel guesthouse Schranne is centrally yet quietly located on Schrannenplatz in the historic old town of Rothenburg o.d.T..
In the cosy restaurant, as well as in the Schrannen garden during the summer season, home-style cooking with Bavarian and Franconian specialities from our own production is served. Only regional products are used for the dishes, including from producers in the surrounding area as well as from local hunting. Therefore, the menu also presents specialities depending on the season and changes from asparagus to chanterelles to carp and venison dishes.
Colmberg Castle impresses from afar with its massive walls, which provide a cinematic backdrop. The light-flooded winter garden, the restaurant "Zur Remise" or the cosy fireplace hall invite you to enjoy the down-to-earth castle kitchen.
Venison dishes such as deer's shovel, venison salami or deer pâté take a special place on the menu. The strong dark beer "Schwarzer Ritter" is served exclusively at the castle. Wine connoisseurs enjoy the castle's own castle bar in white or red. A "Tin Lizzy" built in 1917 makes the hearts of classic car fans beat faster and shows that the senior chef shares their passion.
For centuries, today's Bio Boutique Hotel Schwarzer Bock in Ansbach's old town has served as a home for travellers.
In the restaurant, modern accents combined with the interior of the venerable Franconian pub create the ideal ambience for excellent down-to-earth cuisine. One speciality is the venison from the restaurant's own hunt, including the award-winning venison sausage. In summer, the delicacies from Franconia are also served in the beer garden.
The support of the Slow Food idea as well as the certifications from Bioland and Regionalbuffet Franken show that the finest enjoyment, regional identity and sustainability are particularly close to the innkeepers' hearts.
Experience the highlight in 2022: The Bavarian State Exhibition "Typically Franconia?" from May 25 to November 6, 2022 at the Ansbach Orangery & St. Gumbertus.
The Ansbach Orangery is ideally equipped for the Bavarian State Exhibition. Enjoy the spacious terrace in the margravial court garden. Here you will be served delicacies to match the Bavarian State Exhibition "Typically Franconia?". These include, of course, the Ansbach bratwursts or the Franconian Schäufele. In the afternoon, the in-house confectioner will spoil you with homemade pies and cakes. Also not to be missed in Franconia are the delicious Küchle and a warm apple strudel with vanilla ice cream.
Look forward to Ansbach and its culinary specialties!
The heart of Wolframs-Eschenbach beats in the "Alte Vogtei", the former official residence of the Teutonic Knights. The loving combination of historical and modern elements is what makes this unique ensemble so charming.
In the restaurant, guests are treated to "world Franconian cuisine", an interpretation of Franconian cuisine with regional products and diverse international influences. In summer, the "Vogtstube" and "Tafelzimmer" guest rooms are extended by the beer garden in the town hall courtyard.
The historic Knights' Hall on the first floor is available for celebrations and conferences. The various function rooms can accommodate 12 to 120 people.
Abenberg Castle rises majestically above the town like in a picture book and never fails to captivate visitors. The walls, steeped in history, not only create a romantic setting for the Hotel Burg Abenberg, but also for the MUNDart restaurant.
"It is not enough if the guest is satisfied, he must leave inspired" is the motto in this restaurant. In the stylish castle ambience, award-winning cuisine is celebrated here, dedicated to both international and regional dishes. For weddings, celebrations and conferences, rooms ranging from the fireplace room to the vaulted cellar are available, for a small circle and for up to 150 people. In summer, the beautiful rose garden provides a popular ambience.
The stylish conservatory, the cosy parlour or the idyllic garden? No matter where you want to enjoy your specialities, you will always be welcomed with a cosy atmosphere. Especially in the summer months, the terrace directly on the lily pond is very popular.
The menu offers fresh carp from the lily pond every day, as well as changing regional and seasonal dishes.
In the Brauereigaststube, the focus is on Franconian-modern cuisine. Many of the recipes still come from grandmother's cookbook and are prepared with as much love as passion for good down-to-earth cuisine. You can choose from hearty Franconian food, beer specialities or light dishes, as well as various vegetarian and vegan dishes.
You can enjoy this in different dining rooms, each with its own story to tell.
And of course, you can't miss the beer from the in-house brewery, which is also used to refine some of the dishes.
On the way to Rabenstein Castle you will find the Gutsschenke with a beer garden under shady, tall trees. The interior of the restaurant is characterised by the historic cross vault that covers the dining room. Down-to-earth cuisine is served here, inviting excursionists and hiking groups to take a break. Groups of 20 or more can be catered for outside regular opening hours by prior arrangement.
The idyllic forest beer garden in front of the Gutsschenke was once again voted one of Bavaria's ten most popular beer gardens with more than 500 seats by Biergartenfreunde.de in 2018.
The Gutsschenke can be hired for family or company celebrations. In addition to the rustic main room, which provides the perfect setting for a hearty knight's meal, there is also a light-flooded side room.
In the Stadl you will find an guesthouse with a special ambience. It is an old farmhouse from Austria, which was rebuilt true to the original with great attention to detail. In the rustic and homely atmosphere you can dine well and spend a pleasant time in nice company.
Fresh Franconian specialities are served in the Stadl, accompanied by delicious beers and wines from Franconia. In the warm season, the beer garden invites you to linger.
"There's no sin on the mountain pasture".
The historic inn ROTER OCHSE, the oldest inn of the city, stands for a pleasant and friendly atmosphere that has its roots in the long tradition of the house. The reception of our values are as important as our down-to-earth Franconian cuisine and the bottom-fermented house beer of Seßlach. Because special things become rare!
In the warm summer months, you can relax in the sun or shade of the arbours in the beer garden after a bike ride, hike or a busy day.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Our small individually managed house is located in the medieval old town of Sesslach between Bamberg and Coburg. Our town, framed by gentle hills, meadows, forests and fields with the completely preserved city wall, is also called the "Upper Franconian Rothenburg" and offers everything but big city. Here you will find peace and quiet in a well-preserved old town ensemble, which you can only really experience when you sleep within the old walls. Who loves nature, loves Sesslach and us.
Hohenstein Castle serves its culinary treats to guests in the restaurant, in the secluded inner courtyard or in Oskar's historic parlour. The castle restaurant is the right place for all those who love a cuisine celebrated with heart and passion.
Chef Andreas Rehberger’s credo is to bring the culinary delights of the region to life and put exquisite food on the table that is made from hand-picked products and comes from regional partners close by. Following the rhythm of nature, the delicacies on the menu revolve around the seasons.
Culinary events such as gourmet evenings, samplings and wine tastings take place regularly.
Schloss Hohenstein, idyllically situated in the countryside at the gates of Coburg, serves its delicacies to guests in the restaurant, the secluded inner courtyard or Oskar's historical parlour. The Schlossrestaurant is the right address for all those who love cuisine celebrated with heart and passion.
Chef Andreas Rehberger's credo is to bring the culinary delights of the region to life and to serve excellent dishes made from hand-picked products that come from partners in the immediate vicinity. Following the rhythm of nature, the delicacies on the menu are based on the seasons.
Culinary events such as gourmet evenings, tastings and wine tastings take place regularly.
Liebesbier is located in the heart of Maisel's Bier-Erlebniswelt, the brick building from the founding year 1887. 19th century brickwork meets modern industrial design, collectors' items join modern art, and cosy niches alternate with spacious brewery flair. From spring to autumn, the terrace and restaurant garden are also open.
The brewing workshop, where the brewers work at the brew kettles, can be seen from almost every seat. The large window to the kitchen offers a view of the preparation of the food. The menu features sophisticated dishes with regional ingredients, small fine beer accompaniments, crazy burger creations, juicy steaks from local pasture-raised beef, best-of veggies, sweets for afterwards and much more.
At the counter, which impresses with 21 taps, 21 freshly tapped and over 80 perfectly chilled bottled beers find their way into the glass. At the bar, changing house lemonades are prepared and unusual drinks and cocktails are created.
The good cuisine of the Goldener Anker invites you to linger. Enjoy your meal with a fine wine on the ground floor of the hotel. The restaurant, like the hotel lobby, is original from 1927 and is a historical monument. The wood-panelled dining rooms are adorned with decorative details that combine Art Nouveau with Art Deco in a unique way.
The dishes are made exclusively with fresh products and by hand. The restaurant's high quality standard was therefore awarded the Michelin plate in 2021 and 2022.