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Grimmaische Str. 2-4, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Historic place of world literature at "Auerbachs Keller"

It's right above the the restaurant which the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe visted during his student's time in Leipzig very often. In his drama "Faust", he eternized it with a revelry scene between Dr. Faust, the devil (Mephistopehels) and students. "Mephisto" are life-sized sculptures... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Leipzig, Germany
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Leipzig, Germany
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's right above the the restaurant which the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe visted during his student's time in Leipzig very often. In his drama "Faust", he eternized it with a revelry scene between Dr. Faust, the devil (Mephistopehels) and students. "Mephisto" are life-sized sculptures wich symbolize the situation. In fact, anyone in the German speaking countries knows it.... More 

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London
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We specially came back here one afternoon after deciding that the cake trolley looked the best of any we'd seen anywhere in the town centre - and they do look good. But they taste awful - the cakes we had were stale and dry - it's a bit of a cheek that they would even still serve them. Perhaps it... More 

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Thank Max25
Sindelfingen, Germany
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband and I always ended our date nights here when we lived in Leipzig. The live entertainment always added to the charm.

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Thank Jennifer H
Dusseldorf
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

A lovely little bar to relax with an after work cocktail and watch the world go by. Great service and so traditional. Set in a historic part of town.

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Thank Justine C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I popped in here for a drink after a visit to the opera. It was rather smokey for my liking and I'd have left if my husband hadn't been so persuasive. I'm glad he did persuade me to stay for "one drink" as we a lovely hour or so, drinking,chatting and eating nuts at the bar. The... More 

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Lincs
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is a Raucherbar. Expect a bit of cigarette smoke. Apart from that it is in a great location, within the passage/arcade opposite the Rathaus and directly above the famous 'Goethe/Faust' keller restaurant. That was too busy for us and also did not serve drinks only. This place did and continued the theme of the books with an interesting display... More 

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Thank Paul G
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Nice place to see, good atmoshpere, cheap drinks! Look for the devil on the round hour. Everyone was smoking inside - this was not good

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Thank Gligorova
Biddenham, null, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Good bar in the centre of Leipzig, the cellars of which date back to C15. Often visited by Goethe when he studied in the town and features as the first place Mephistopholes takes Faust on his journey. Look out now for the devil in the ceiling that leaps out to haunt drinkers every half hour or so. Well we stayed... More 

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Thank Mark B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Last night we spend some time here, having a few drinks. It's a great bar, friendly atmosphere. The bartenders working there on Saturday the 23rd (aug)definitely took great pride in making the most amazing cocktails. We'll be back for more!

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Thank My_guideJS
Jerusalem, Israel
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Right on top of the famous Auerbach's Keller but a campy and fun decor. Prices reasonable and a quiet place to have drinks and chat (notice the painting on ceiling)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grimmaische Str. 2-4, 04109, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Leipzig

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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