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PulverTurm an der Frauenkirche

) #11 of 793 Restaurants in Dresden $$ - $$$ German, European,
An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
+49 351 262600
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (16 reviews)
“potato soup” (4 reviews)
“pork” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It may be interesting to stay inside for decor, but when you choose a restaurant it is first for food. And this place is quite disappointing for food quality and overpriced. Wine price by the glass is just outrageous. I definitely not recommend.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our recent visit to Dresden, on the way back to Berlin, we found this gem of a restaurant. It is situated right next to the Frauenkirche. The menu gave plenty of choice and it was difficult to choose. All dishes were described in English,...More

Thank MelnNige
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were wandering around the old city and a local friend took us to the Pulverturm restaurant for lunch. The cellar location was cool and well decorated; we ate suckling pig and huge potato dumplings and drank good beer with a friendly server who, discovering...More

Thank davkolb
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The service provided was excellent and the restaurant was perfect for English speakers with the menu both in German and English. The food was traditional German food and was delicious, as well as good value for money. Will be sure to return!

Thank Elke M
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Suckling Pig!?!??... of course you have to go! The staff... was wonderful. The atmosphere was so much fun! Overall a great spot to dine while in Dresden.

Thank jupiter4jackie
Reviewed 30 December 2016

just for a tea but what agreat staff really no food but i have abig dog so the waiter ask if we want menu for dog i got surprised really menu for dog so we ordered

Thank berryanddali
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This so called attraction restaurant was recommended by our hotel and since we have two evenings in Dresden we decided to give it a go. I would not recommend it given that Dresden has so much more to offer. If you want some typical german...More

1  Thank Joseatstheworld
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Cosy mediavel decorated place. Great pork knuckle and suckling pig! Excellent service as well. Very hearty dishes!

Thank ReubenMalta
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Good hearty food -good hearty athmosphere. Sometimes entertainers walking through the restaurant. Perhaps a bit touristy. But everything is OK. It certainly is no waste of time to go there

Thank helankadanka
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It was a good experience. The roasted pork is just excellent. I recommend the king size potato dumpling. Quantities are huge Strudle was disappointing I recommend this place

Thank Isabelle R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Cuisine
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Dresden>  > Innere Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Innere Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +49 351 262600
  • E-mail
Description
Welcome to the Gunpowder Tower! Originally built in 1565, the tower formed an important part of Dresden's fortifications, and, as its name suggests, was used to store gunpowder safely in the ground - it was a pretty explosive place back then! You will find the restaurant in the historical centre of dresden in the vaultet ceilings of the "Coselpalais" next to "Frauenkirche". The Pulverturm with a total of 400 seats is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. As you dine beneath the vaulted ceilings of the Marshal de Saxe Room, or the Russian or Turkish vault, you will experience a part of the history of Saxony while enjoying a truly royal saxon dining experience. Of course, your table will have a sumptious basket of oven-fresh breads from the Arsenal Bakery, just a few yards away. This is also where the court patissier creates sweet delicacies for dessert. Perhaps Milord and Milady would fancy a juicy suckling pig or other rustic dishes prepared before your eyes in our open-air kitchen, along with your choice of ice-cold german beer or delicious local wines. You may even be tempted to buy some plunder from the strolling sutler! The "Condemned Man's Last Meal" served in the dungeon, of course, is an unforgettable experience. Our lovely maidens and brave grenadiers will serve you delicacies. Throughout the evening, strolling magicians will ensure nonstop merriment and diversion. Last but not least you should not miss out on the famous funnel drinking, called "Dresdner Trichtertrinken".
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