Due to its large cultural heritage and importance in German history, the city of Weimar has attracted millions of visitors to its museums, tourist sites, hotels and most importantly, restaurants. The Weimar cuisine is not renowned around the world, but this is because the restaurants in Weimar like to keep it that way. It is usually a pleasant surprise for tourists visiting the city who taste it for the first time and wonder why it is not as popular as Hamburger from the city of Hamburg. Below are some of the best restaurants to sample Weimar's and by extension Thuringia Federal state's delicacies.

5 great restaurants in Weimar
5 great restaurants in Weimar

Due to its large cultural heritage and importance in German history, the city of Weimar has attracted millions of visitors to its museums, tourist sites, hotels and most importantly, restaurants. The Weimar cuisine is not renowned around the world, but this is because the restaurants in Weimar like to keep it that way. It is usually a pleasant surprise for tourists visiting the city who taste it for the first time and wonder why it is not as popular as Hamburger from the city of Hamburg. Below are some of the best restaurants to sample Weimar's and by extension Thuringia Federal state's delicacies.

1. Elephantenkeller

This is part of the equally impressive Hotel Elephant. It signature dish is the pickled trout with fried potatoes that is washed down with the Köstritzer Schwarzbier. Trust me; you have never had this dish and you cannot get it anywhere outside Weimar.

2. Zum Zwiebel

Specializing in Thuringian cuisines, this restaurant has carved a name for itself with delicacies such as lamb and wild mushroom dishes. For aperitif, I would advise you try the cherry wine that is locally known as cherry wine 'sauerkirschwein'.

3. Residenz

This is a very popular cafe in Weimar due to its delicious and affordable dishes. Apart from the newspapers and lounging sofas given to the customers, they will also have a choice of good vegetarian delicacies, pasta, salads as well as coffee and cakes.

4. Versilia

This restaurant is located in Weimar’s little Italy and it is the place where you go for a hearty Italian meal. You can get pasta dishes such as Lasagna and Pizza. The restaurant has the best espresso in Weimar.

5. Divan

When you are tired of the Thuringian cuisines, you have the best alternate in Turkish cuisine that is served at Divan. Its signature dish is called Meze Tabaklari. Amazingly, you can smoke Shisha in the restaurant. For non-smokers, the restaurant has set aside a cute separate place.

Weimar is as German as any city can be. It is one of the least cosmopolitan cities in Germany with the only people from outside Germany being the tourists. If you want to sample the authentic German culture, this city will be your best bet.

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