Just as versatile and multifaceted as Heidelberg itself is the immense scope of its culinary possibilities. From the popular student pubs to restaurants that offer authentic palatinate cooking, international specialties, and/or top of the line gastronomy, from early-morning coffee to the midnight hours, the range from which to choose is nothing short of delectable. To name but a few:
Schwarz Das Restaurant
In its peak location atop the all-glass Print Media Academy, the restaurant of the youngest two-star chef in Germany, Manfred Schwarz, offers a variety of sumptuous delicacies made from the finest ingredients. The panoramic view on all sides is a crowning touch to the elegant atmosphere.
Weisser Bock - "The White Buck"
In the heart of the Old Town, the Weisser Bock’s team of experts present regional specialties with an international flair. In summer the excellent meals and equally top service can also be enjoyed outside.
Kurfürstenstube im Europäischen Hof Hotel Europa - "The Electoral Parlour in the Hotel Europa"
The gourmet restaurant of Heidelberg’s five-star hotel, the Hotel Europa, is known for the premium quality of its gastronomy and service. Located close to the start of Hauptstrasse, its special ambiance befits its star rating.
Zum Ritter St. George - "To the Knight of Saint George"
Situated directly on Market Square, the renowned restaurant in the city’s oldest surviving and most famous town house, the "Hotel Ritter", offers year-round a variety of seasonal and regional specialties. A Heidelberg landmark.
Restaurant Alter Mönchhof
German home cooking using freshest ingredients is the pride of the popular restaurant Alter Mönchhof, across the Neckar from Bismarck Square and easily accessible by foot, bus or streetcar. Meals are served in the stylish restaurant or in the restaurant’s idyllic garden.
Das Lamm Heidelberg - "The Lamb"
The Handschuhsheim area has retained its old-world charm and is one of Heidelberg’s most popular districts. In an historic building from 1660, "The Lamb" offers excellent regional cooking, served in a choice of rooms ranging from the vaulted cellar to the beer garden.
Zum Achter - "To the Rowing Eight"
The restaurant of the Heidelberg Rowing Club bakes its own bread, serves beef and pork from BIO-breeding farms exclusively, and offers a magnificent view. Located in prestigious Neuenheim, the restaurant also has a large dining hall and terrace looking onto the Neckar for family celebrations and conferences.
Zum Roten Ochsen - "To the Red Ox"
The Red Ox, one of Heidelberg’s oldest and best known student pubs, has remained in the same family hands for six generations. The historic ambiance with the "man at the piano" invites guests to enjoy home cooking of high quality in a setting that personifies "Gemütlichkeit".
The historic student pub "Schnookeloch" is known for the congeniality of its evenings, with piano accompaniment, and for its wide variety of regional specialties. An authentic student gathering spot, popular with townspeople and visitors as well.
The student pub "Zum Seppl" is a time-honored locale in which townspeople, business people, tourists and students, all meet to spend an evening enjoying regional specialities and a glass of beer. The walls and ceilings are hung with old signs and placards conducive to an atmosphere of off-beat humor.
Wirtshaus zum Nepomuk - "The Inn to Nepomuk"
The inn of the Hotel "Zur Alten Brücke" is popular for its diversified menu of German dishes, its atmosphere both rustic and chic, and its close proximity to the Old Bridge. A statue of Saint Nepomuk, the patron saint of bridges, stands on the far side of the Neckar across from the inn.
Zum Güldenen Schaf - "To the Golden Sheep"
In the midst of Heidelberg’s Old Town, "Zum Güldenen Schaf" transports its guests into the richness of Heidelberg’s history, with a variety of dining areas to choose from. The menu items change with the season and bring a mediterranean flair to the regional and historical dishes.
Hugo Wine & Dine
In "Hugo Wine & Dine", an atmosphere of informality is combined with first-rate service and creative cooking that features all-fresh ingredients. The impressive wine cellar offers a wide choice of top quality wines from European vineyards.
Goldener Hecht - "The Golden Pike"
Directly at the Old Bridge, looking onto the Neckar, guests may enjoy regional specialities with first-rate service either in the rustic interior rooms, with their intriguing wall paintings of historic times and personages, or on warm days in the private beer garden.