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German, Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Sternwartstrasse, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 54887
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 15:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice view of the city, nice beer garden, pretty good beer. (their smoked beer is milder than the smoked beers I've had in the U.S..)

Thank CDMCO2014
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove here so no idea how long it would take to walk to. Three are spaces for around 10 cars, with more parking on the street down the hill. It was literally empty when we went in the afternoon but started to fill up later. Very good beer, lovely beer garden with a small sand pit for the kids.... More 

Thank LivingTheDream247
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It is a long walk from the city centre but very worth the effort. You have a great of Bamberg. Great place to have a beer in Bamberg !

Thank Soccermike1015
Austin, Texas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

This kellar is on a hilltop. It is a healthy walk up the hill from the Altstadt, but once you are there, you will appreciate it. Get a table overlooking the city. You can see both St. Michlesberg and the Dom, and much more. Of the many places to sit and have a bier in Bamberg this is one of... More 

1 Thank mickeyd54456
Tbilisi, Georgia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This place must be a N1 visitor's choice in summer time due to its gardens and nicest views over Bamberg city. However, the place was quite crowded in January. It seems that Bamberg is famous for its smoked beer breweries and I tasted smoked beer for the first time in my life, which I definitely liked. We ordered lamb shanks... More 

2 Thank Maka I
Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is a bit of a walk from the city centre but very worth the effort. A lovely outside space with good service and excellent food. I had the pork knuckle and it was superb. It also has the added bonus of a good view of the city.

1 Thank GregBfromUK
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160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

fantastic location...nice hike up the hill but finally found it...what a treasured location, great views of the beautiful city, awesome smoke beer and good food( pastry with mushroom sauce and mushrooms- the only veggie dish ) Spezial is Special...a do not miss in Bamberg...loved it...

1 Thank srfyogi
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396 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I don't get to Bamberg during keller or biergarten season often. We made our first trip to this place recently. It wasn't worth the trouble. There are better city views elsewhere, and when the keller is busy, it is often understaffed and very slow. If you come and it is busy, don't make the mistake we did... while there is... More 

1 Thank jra3
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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location. Fantastic beer. Food was traditional German and fantastic. We enjoyed the walk up the hill to get there. Do not miss this gem.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cincinnati, Ohio
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136 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Just a typical German beer garden, but the food is first rate and the beer is wonderful. One of the nice features is that the Spezial rauchbier is milder in its smokiness than the Schlenkerla rauchbier. Both are great beers, but Spezial is probably more approachable for those not used to smoked beer. The view from the beer garden is... More 

1 Thank braumeister

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
German, Central European, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sternwartstrasse, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 54887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?