The 10 Best Restaurants In Würzburg, Germany

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Würzburg’s Franconian heritage and its scenic vineyards make it one of the most picturesque cities in northern Bavaria. Culinary delights are abundant and our list will help you chose among the city’s numerous restaurants.

Würzburg’s scenic panorama I

1. Alte Mainmühle

Restaurant, German, European

The old Main bridge leading up to the resturant
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Würzburg’s Alte Mainmühle has a scenic location with stunning views over the Main River and the century-old Marienberg Fortress, surrounded by vineyards. True to its name, an old mill-wheel is positioned at the restaurant’s waterfront, granting it an authentic charm. The restaurant offers a great selection of local beers and Franconian wines accompanied by seasonal and rural cuisine. The restaurant is nestled into the old city at the foot of Würzburg’s oldest bridge. The enchanting balcony is ideally suited for a refreshing drink on a hot summer’s day while taking in the relaxing atmosphere.

2. Backöfele

Pub, Restaurant, German

Franconian sausages
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Backöfele has been around for 35 years and remains one of the most traditional and authentic German restaurants in Würzburg. Expect to be served hearty, rural cuisine, reflecting the regional Franconian specialities. The interior possess a rustic charm with its wooden furniture and Franconian-styled accents. The restaurant dates back as far as 1580, when it was donated by the aristocrat Julius Echter and run as a local pub. The Backöfele’s seasonal dishes will win over any visitor with their down-to-earth cuisine and it deserves a special place among Würzburg’s many historic sights.

3. The Osteria Trio

Restaurant, Italian

The Osteria Trio is located just a few minutes from the city center across the scenic bridge. The restaurant’s make-up is simple and space is limited, but it has remained an all-time favorite with the local student population. This is not least due to its decent-sized pizzas and more than reasonable prices. The owners of the Osteria Trio win over visitors with their back-to-basics style and prove that simple Italian cuisine has not lost its appeal or taste. Don’t forget to make a reservation as the restaurant will fill up quickly, and take a seat in the small outside area while enjoying the buzzing atmosphere.

4. Reisers am Stein

Restaurant, German

The view from Würzburg’s Stein hill
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Reisers restaurant can be found on the Am Stein hill just outside of town and is the playground of star cook Bernhard Reiser. It is part of the vineyard Am Stein and is directly situated at the edge of its fields. While offering some brilliant views over Würzburg’s idyllic surroundings any time of the day, the stylish lighting of the restaurant at night time is a truly magical sight to behold. The ingenious head chef has created an exceptional menu, skillfully combining regional cuisine with international influences. To round off this truly sublime eating experience, the wine menu offers a range of wines from the vineyard itself. They are considered some of the best in the region.

5. Bürgerspital Weinstuben


Bürgerspital Weinstuben

Würzburg’s Bürgerspital Weinstuben is part of a local vineyard, with 120 hectares of fruitful soil. Not only does it produce some of the tastiest Franconian wines, but it is also one of the oldest estates in Germany. The restaurant itself is located in the heart of Würzburg’s old city. Its interior invokes a stylish blend of traditional elements and modernity and the outside area has a large number of tables spread out across a historical courtyard. This offers a particularly charming atmosphere. The kitchen serves high-quality Franconian dishes, as well as some lighter dishes of international origin. The Bürgerspital is also home to an annual wine festival, which is extremely popular with the local population.

Theaterstraße 19, 97070 Würzburg, +49 931 3503441

The quaint Bürgerspital I © Mattes/WikiCommonsThe quaint Bürgerspital I © Mattes/WikiCommons

6. Kuno 1408

Restaurant, German

Traditional German Schweinshaxe
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Part of the Court Rebstock, which looks back on 600 years of restaurant leadership, Kuno 1408 is considered one of the best gourmet restaurants in the region. The Michelin-star chef Benedict Faust serves up seasonal and local cuisine in a modernized kitchen. The creative combination of innovative techniques and traditional Franconian elements at heart result in an unparaled eating experience. Despite its upscale category, Kuno 1408 excels through unpretentious service in a cordial atmosphere, proving that a skillful combination of tradition and modernity result in a winning concept.

7. Ararat

Restaurant, Turkish

Turkish cuisine
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The Turkish restaurant has been a popular spot for Oriental cuisine for more than 20 years. With its extensive menu and tasty dishes, Ararat is the best proof that Turkish cooking offers some of the most sumptuous and diverse flavors in the world. The restaurant’s Oriental features create a fitting atmosphere. During the summer months visitors can enjoy the culinary delights in the cozy outside area. The menu ranges from traditional Turkish lamb, chicken and beef to seasonal fish and mussel dishes. The unpretentious Turkish cuisine offers a nice change from the more traditional German restaurants and creates a Mediterranean flair in the heart of Würzburg.

8. MyWurscht


This little fast food stall has specialized in different regional sausages such as bratwurst and currywurst. The notoriously spicy currywurst represents a particular highlight and is offered in different nuances of spiciness. Vegetarians need not despair: MyWurscht has included tofu alternatives. There are few seats, but the interior is stylish and clean, thus making it the ideal stop for a hearty sausage or some crispy fries after a shopping tour through Würzburg’s city. MyWurscht offers down-to-earth, savory food and friendly service. Its simple concept has won it a special place in the heart of Würzburg.

Eichhornstraße 2, 97070 Würzburg, Germany, +49 931 46583730

Currywurst | © David Schiersner/FlickrCurrywurst | © David Schiersner/Flickr

9. Sushi Corner

Restaurant, Sushi

Sushi rolls
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The stylish restaurant is centrally located on Würzburg’s bustling Barbarossa square and offers some of the best sushi in the city. The sushi is prepared freshly with the visitor able to watch the skilled chefs’ preparation of the tasty rolls. Additionally, the restaurant features a running-sushi section, where visitors can take their pick from the rotating dishes. The menu consists of a variety of sushi plates, while offering the option of individually created selections, as well as a weekly speciality. Sushi becoming increasingly popular around the world and Sushi Corner retains a special atmosphere and serves high-quality dishes.

10. Eiscafé Fontana

Cafe, Tea

Eiscafé Fontana has been part of the old city’s best restaurants since its opening in 2005 and is situated close to a variety of historic sights. The beautifully decorated ice cups and Italian dishes are a treat, and the cafe’s location allows visitors to watch the bustling crowds while taking in the historic atmosphere of Würzburg. Fontana is a particular favorite during the summer months and is just around the corner from Würzburg’s scenic Mainbridge. The Italian ice cream and the wide range of flavors are one of the city’s sweetest treats and an absolute highlight for ice cream lovers.

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