Weimar is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and a worthy stop on any tour through the country. While you’re there, you can’t miss the local Thuringian cuisine. Weimar has an excellent selection of restaurants – here are our 10 favorites.
Informal, inexpensive, yet extremely delicious – this is what you’ll find at Zum Siechenbrau. Their menu consists mostly of regional favorites, and you’ll love the low-key, comfortable environment. Their take on the Central European favorite that is gulash, with the Turinger klosse sausage added in, is not something that you’ll want to miss. You won’t find an extensive menu here, but that means that the things on it have made it through an extensive vetting process. Before you leave, make sure you try their homemade garlic brandy – something that certainly has to be tasted to be believed.
Zum Siechenbrau, Ferdinand-Freiligrath-Str 17, Weimar, Germany, +49 3643 903387
It’s not every day that you get to eat a meal in a building that dates back to the 16th century, especially one that’s been so lovingly taken care of as Kostritzer Schwarzbierhaus. Thanks to their abundance of space and cheerful atmosphere, there’s really no better place in Weimar to sit down, relax, and have a beer. You’ll find both traditional Thuringian food and seasonal treats, so there’s plenty to soak up the beer that you’ll inevitably be drinking. It’s really best in the summer, though, when you can take advantage of their terrace and beer garden. Have an occasion to celebrate? You won’t find a better place to do it, as they’re ideally suited to handling bigger groups of people.
Kostritzer Schwarzbierhaus, Scherfgasse 4, Weimar, Germany, +49 3643 779337
Shiva Indian Restaurant is the place of choice for Indian food lovers who also want something meaty in their meal. They have a menu full of all your favorites from the world of Indian cuisine, plus probably a number of extra ones that you’ve never heard of. During the summer, you can come eat outside in their beer garden and enjoy the taste of curry in the fresh air. If you come during the winter, you’ll get a sumptuously decorated interior, with plenty of bright colors and thriving plants. Not so familiar with Indian food? The servers will be happy to make recommendations for you.
Shiva Tandoor Restaurant, Fuldaer Str 187, Weimar, Germany, +49 3643 9085738