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Auerbach's Keller

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Address: Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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+49 4934 1216100
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This famous restaurant, established in the 16th century, was immortalized...

This famous restaurant, established in the 16th century, was immortalized in Goethe's "Faust."

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A nice historical place

We did not have the chance to eat there as it was too crowded, but the style of the location is really nice, in an ancient way, and the plates of people seemed delicious. May be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
mbencet
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg, Germany
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have the chance to eat there as it was too crowded, but the style of the location is really nice, in an ancient way, and the plates of people seemed delicious. May be noisy though, but for a nice atmosphere.

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Heraklion, Greece
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This a restaurant wth a history and should be visited. Its aplace you can have good traditional food

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Thank 396maria
Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had lunch at this old keller mentioned in Goethe's work and is existence since the 1500's. The interior is magnificent with plenty of atmosphere. The service is refined and civilised and the food good. There is a souvenir shop at the entrance.

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Thank Jeanne R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Fantastic surroundings, we were told that it is over 400 years old. The food was delicious, but service was unfriendly, and very slow. The restaurant was full - we were lucky to get seats; we had to share a table with another couple. Nice atmosphere, and stunning decoration.

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Thank RayB880
Frankfurt, Germany
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This restaurant has such a long history. You get all the classic dishes you expect when you travel in Germany.

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Thank Tokyowife
Borlange, Sweden
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This restaurant had a nice environment, large selection of good food, many genuine German dishes, ok price, a piece of history.

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you like Goethe you need to visit the Statue of Mephisto and Faust, at the entrance of the Aurebachs Keller. There are entertaining guided tours of the cellar where Goethe used to enjoy his wine, and the cellar was the inspiration for Goethe's Faust.

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Thank Manuel E
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I've been to this place twice. The first time, my meal was absolutely delicious and the second time it was good, but not fantastic. This said, it's definitely worth a visit, you will get to experience traditional food in a beautiful setting, full of history.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was a fun restaurant to enjoy in the evening. A little bit pricey with no chance to use a credit card. I ordered the Beef-Romulade and it exceeded my expectations. I would read about the passage way and restaurant before entering to you have some background knowledge of what history is around you.

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Thank Branden S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a tourist venue, but locals also eat there because the food is good and not that expensive. We had the wild boar steak with red cabbage and potato dumplings, fabulous. I am a German teacher and know Goethe's 'Urfaust' ('Faust Part 1), which would add a certain thrill to eating here, for this is where Mephistopheles brought Faust... More 

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Thank Jules H

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