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The Hexenhäusle

Food and drink with a view

Even when the Hexenhäusle looks like a place where a witch would try to lure children with gingerbread and sweets – you can rest assured, no witch lives here! The name comes from the fact that in the 1960s, a crotchety, old woman lived in the house and children thought she was a witch. Later, the small building at the Vestnertor Bridge was made into the “Hexenhäusle” restaurant.

[Translate to English:] Foto: Florian Trykowski

The view of the small half-timbered guard house from the 16th and 17th centuries at Vestnertor is idyllic: The curving wooden bridge leading to the Nuremberg Imperial Castle, the massive castle bastions on the right and, to the left, the Vestnertor Bastion rising steeply out of the moat to the Five-Cornered Tower, Imperial Stables and Luginsland.

Today, the Hexenhäusle attracts with its hearty Franconian home cooking: Whether Franconian sausage salad, Obazder cheese, a typical array of meat and cheese for a light meal, Nuremberg beer goulash or a crispy pork-shoulder Schäufele with a dark-beer sauce – everyone is satisfied.

Our recommendation: In summer you will find one of the most beautiful beer gardens in Nuremberg here. Under old trees with a magnificent view of the Kaiserburg, beer, snacks and roasts taste even better. And in the cold months, the historic Hexenstube (witches' parlour) or the cosy Hexenloch (witches' hole) invite you to enjoy a rustic get-together. The floor-to-ceiling glazing gives you a perfect view of Nuremberg's Kaiserburg even in winter!

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The Hexenhäusle

The Hexenhäusle