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A culinary tour

Leipzig welcomes you with 1,400 restaurants, pubs and bars

In a Coffee House; photo: LTM-Brzoska
"Sieße muss der Coffee sein!" (Make sure the coffee's sweet!) Leipzig and coffee go hand in hand together. You can find out more in the Coffee House Culture section.

For centuries, the people of Leipzig and visitors to this cosmopolitan city have enjoyed a wide array of culinary specialities, from the "Leipziger Allerlei", a mixed vegetable dish and the "Leipziger Lerche" short crust pastries to "Leipziger Gose", the local specialty beer. Go to the Specialities from Leipzig section to find out more.

For great nights out in the city, check out the information about bars, restaurants and cafés in the downloadable Restaurant Guide, which also includes a handy street map.

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Restaurants with special flair and long tradition


Auerbachs Keller

Auerbachs Keller was founded in 1525 as a wine tavern and is no doubt the most famous restaurant in Leipzig. Practically every famous visitor was a guest here. The list goes from Martin Luther, Queen Elizabeth II via Tsar Peter the Great up to Nikita Khrushchev, not to forget German national poet J. W. Goethe.
The tavern became famous in connection with the legends of Dr. Faustus and Mephistopheles, which were immortalized then by Goethe´s drama "Faust", one of the greatest works of German literature.
Auerbachskeller; Photo: LTM-Schmidt

Barthels Hof

Dating back to 1497, Barthels Hof is not only one of the oldest restaurants in town, it is also one of Leipzig's best addresses for traditional Saxon cuisine. Guests can dig into local specialities like Leipziger allerlei (mixed vegetables with mussels and crab), heubraten (the speciality of the house) and leg of rabbit cooked according to a recipe from 1658. The outdoor terrace, located near the old market, is a great place to eat in the summer.
Barthels Hof; Photo: LTM-Schmidt

Restaurant & Gosebrewery "Bayerischer Bahnhof"

Bayrischer Bahnhof (Bavarian Railway Station) dates back to 1842 and is one of the world's oldest railway termini. Since the year 2000 a beer brewery has been at home here, where e. g. the Gose is produced. Gose is a 1000 year old, top-fermented beer specialty. It is served pure or mixed with fruit syrups or liqueures.
At Bayrischer Bahnhof inn traditional Saxon and Bavarian food is served along with other home-brewed beer specialties.
Restaurant & Gosebrewery

Panorama Tower Restaurant - "Plate of art"

Enjoy magnificent delights – visual as well as culinary and a spectacular view from the highest restaurant in Central Germany. The Panorama Tower restaurant "Plate of Art" serves a new light cuisine at a hight of 120 metres above the Augustus square with Gewandhaus and the Leipzig Opera.
Panorama Tower - Plate of Art; Photo: Archiv

Schrebers Restaurant & Beer Garden

Schrebers Restaurant & Beer Garden is ideally located in the city of Leipzig, remotely from street noise. The big and traditional beer garden is the oldest allotment area in Germany.
Schrebers Restaurant; Photo: LTM-Schmidt