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Zur Sonne

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Markt 14, 35037 Marburg, Hesse, Germany
+49(0)6421 17190
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  • 19
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  • 31
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An old favorite

Forty-four years ago this gem earned a top rating from us, for its beautiful location, historic ambiance and delicious traditional mid-German food. Today it's still very good, although a flirtation with modern cuisine about 15 years ago was a bad fit and drove us away for the next few years. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Zur Sonne restaurant rates among the best in Marburg. In good weather the outside terrace offers great views of the old town, the menu presents both local specialities and dishes from other German regions. The staff is friendly. Best come early and book a table at an agreed hour. Highly recommended.

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Konstancin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

They were out of 3 of the 4 main courses that are the specialities of the house when we went there. Obviously manyt people liked these specialities but to not be in stock of most of their specialities was a flaw in my opinion.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Forty-four years ago this gem earned a top rating from us, for its beautiful location, historic ambiance and delicious traditional mid-German food. Today it's still very good, although a flirtation with modern cuisine about 15 years ago was a bad fit and drove us away for the next few years. I remember the wonderful schnitzels of the 1970s, and enjoyed... More 

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Marburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This traditional restaurant on the square is the choice of many people from the University and also family gatherings as there are upstairs rooms for private parties. Whenever I had guests or small meetings this was the place of choice. A very friendly staff, efficient service and excellent cooking! Good beer. I would go for the game or lamb when... More 

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HH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is in the historic center of the city. It is is itself a historic palce, being an inn since the medieval age. Food is very good quality, service is friendly, price and quality match. The highlight of the place is the historic ambience. The public room is low, but very cozy. It breathes history. On the second floor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

In our case this was the case as the evening we had dinner there the special of the day was their goose with all the trimmings - red cabbage and dumplings. We were told by our guide that this was a typical Christmas dinner in Germany. What a perfect dinner for our first night! However, the goose was a bit... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This restaurant is in the midst of old German houses that have been well maintained and are very beautiful. It is also in a University town. The Platz was busy with students. The waiter spoke good English. They had a large menu. The food was very good. We all ordered different meals and all were happy. They also have vegetarian.... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I always seem to wind up here on visits to Marburg; and look forward to one particular dish, Ulmer Schnitzel, which never disappoints (but that's all I can comment on). Otherwise, this restaurant is centrally located in the most picturesque part of town in a lovely (inside and out) historical building. Service is fine, and though it's quite popular, you... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Yes, I wish I lived at this hotel and could eat every meal at this restaurant: the food is some of the best I've ever eaten, which is saying a lot. The owners and staff are genuinely friendly, relaxed and helpful. Prompt, friendly service and fantastic food is a combination not often found in Germany. Zur Sonne proved consistently fantastic... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a super little restaurant in the heart of this beautiful, historic old city. Sitting in the Market square watching life drift by whilst enjoying a superb meal. The menu has excellent choices and they can provide one in English if you request it. The staff are attentive, the prices are reasonable. If you come to Marburg then do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Markt 14, 35037 Marburg, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Marburg
  • Phone Number: +49(0)6421 17190

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

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