Quality Hotel am Rosengarten
Bad Wimpfen, 74206
Phone: (49) 70 639910
Fax: (49) 70 639918008
Osterbergstrasse 16, Bad Wimpfen, DE, 74206
- Phone: (49) 70 639910
- Fax: (49) 70 639918008
Bars & Cafes
Zum Roten Ochsen is one of Heidelberg's traditional student pubs, occupying a house built in 1703, and run by the Spengel family for over 160 years. As befitting a historical establishment, the place is adorned with memorabilia, pictures, paintings, drinking horns, wood carvings, and so on; all from days gone by, which make for great conversation over dinner and drinks. The menu features basic German meals, with plenty of schnitzel, sausage and steak. The selection of beer is limited, but reliable, and there are a dozen or so wines available by the glass.
Zum Sepp'l, a pub and a restaurant is one of Heidelberg's historic student locations, and the interior is adorned with countless photographs and other memorabilia from days past. (As well as, to complete the college touch, all manner of 'liberated' road and building signs.) Come here for drinks, and sit at the ancient, deeply carved plank tables until your drinking arm gets sore, or enjoy a hearty German meal. Vegetarians, however, take note: Every dish on the menu used to have a face.
Situated in a tiny alleyway just around the corner from the tourist office at Neckarmünzplatz, Kulturbrauerei Brauhaus, a traditional brewery occupies a beautiful old building with a dramatic yellow and red facade. The interior is equally attractive, with wooden floorboards and long, rustic tables. The specialty of the house is home-brewed beer, perfect for washing down the hearty meat dishes (although there is also a good choice of vegetarian fare). All in all, this is a friendly and unhurried place. The beer is also available for take-away.
It doesn't get much simpler than the Treffpunkt,a quiet simple, 'meeting place'. A little bit of space inside and a little bit more space outside (close to the river, with a great view of the high hills on the far side). It is a strictly no-frills kind of place, but one at which you can get authentic German dishes and local atmosphere for dirt-cheap prices. The chalkboard outside tells you what's available, try the sauerkraut with sausage and bread, or a ham and cheese sandwich. Neither beautiful nor fancy, but recommended nonetheless.
This pleasant bakery and bistro serves up a nice selection of soups and sandwiches. Try a freshly baked roll with chicken, salami, egg, chicken breast, sheep cheese, mozzarella, camembert, or salmon, or some combination thereof. They're tasty, filling and fast, although with coffee and a nice selection of drinks there is no reason to hurry. If you want more than a sandwich, have one of the rich soups and pick something from the daily menu. The interior of the restaurant is casually upscale, with black iron and white faux-marble tables well-matched to balloon-back cane chairs.
This attractive, brown-shuttered pub and restaurant is just past the pedestrian zone of Heidelberg, by the Marktplatz. Built in 1743, Gasthaus Weisses Rössel serves heavy dishes cooked and served with the kind of care you would expect from such an entrenched establishment. Aspects of the menu change often, but expect to find salads, pastas and meat dishes. Vegetarians options are, for instance, gnocchi in gorgonzola with fresh spinach, and seasonal vegetables with gratin of potato over-baked with cheese. Recommended for non-vegetarians is the fresh fillet of salmon in Riesling-saffron sauce, with leaf spinach and potato, or the lamb with rosemary red wine sauce, roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The seating is comfortable padded benches.
This is a friendly place, with comfortable padded benches and a very relaxed atmosphere. The menu is thoroughly German, with serious portions of meat, wurst and gravy, accompanied, when the diner deigns, with 'Beilagen' the vegetable or potato side-show. There are a couple of vegetarian options, however, including, on occasion, stuffed crepes. The best choice might simply be the cheese plate, with thick sliced of stunning German bread accompanied by butter, gouda and emmental cheeses. Great outdoor seating on the Marktplatz, right by the Holy Ghost Church.
If you are looking for the best coffee or hot chocolate in town, look no further. This small café is a good bet at any time of the year, but it is particularly special in the summer when guests can sit outside, admire the views of Heilig Geist church and watch the comings and goings on bustling Marktplatz. The prices are reasonable, the portions generous and the food very good.
If the thought of hiking all the way up the hill to check out the castle doesn't appeal to you, or if you've just come back down from the trip and need some time to rest, this cafe would be a good choice. Situated right on the Marktplatz, the outdoor seating affords a direct view of the old castle. There are non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks available, including quite a good selection of wines, and the coffee is very good - fresh, hot and strong. The crowd is quite mixed, with yuppies and youngsters vying for tables. Inside, the decor is no-frills - solid wooden tables and chairs and pale yellowish walls with minimum adornment.
Sitting right on the Heidelberg Marktplatz, this cafe and bar is a trendy spot for an afternoon pause. The interior is classy yet funky, and there are metal tables outdoors on the Marktplatz when the weather is nice. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available, the prices are reasonable, and the staff never gives you the feeling of being rushed. The exterior of the building itself is quite striking, being four and a half stories high but only three windows wide, with a steep roof with two gabled windows.
Adorned inside with dozens of flags, this pub-style restaurant has a distinctively German feel to it. Wood beam and plaster walls, within which sit solid wooden benchs and tables, give a foretaste of the kind of food you can expect: Solid, honest, ample, and Germanic. The reasonable prices (and the television inside for sports) make it a popular spot with locals, many of whom come just for the drinks which can be enjoyed outside when the game's not on.
Located at the Fischergasse, the Café Gegendruck stands apart from its counterparts. This cafe is more of a platform, where political and cultural exchanges happen, and all are encouraged to participate in its innovative and creative events. Open only for events, it hosts book launches, live music concerts, meetings, dinner sessions and similar other functions. While you are here, you can also browse through the books at its on-site bookstore Infoladen-Heidelberg, it stocks books and other reading material pertaining to politics. For the event schedule and other details, check its website.