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Schwetzinger Brauhaus zum Ritter

Schlossplatz 1, 68723 Schwetzingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 6202 924950
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Ranked #3 of 48 restaurants in Schwetzingen
Price range: $8 - $46
Cuisines: German, Steakhouse, International, Brew Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Bereits im Jahre 1831 gab es am Schlossplatz 1 in Schwetzingen die Hausbrauerei und Gastwirtschaft ,,zum Ritter".Die besondere Lage direkt am Eingang des Schwetzinger Schlosses mit seinem Rokokotheater und Deutschlands schonstem barocken Schlossgarten hat den ,,Ritter" schon damals uber die Stadt hinaus bekannt gemacht.1997 grundeten wir das Schwetzinger Brauhaus zum Ritter, mit dem erklarten Ziel an die alte Brautradition anzuknupfen. Vorausgegangen war der Erwerb des historischen Anwesens, das nach Umbau und Neugestaltung unter hohen Auflagen des Denkmalschutzes, am 14. Juli 1998 seine Pforten in neuem Gewand wieder offnete.Neu hinzu kam eine komplette Brauerei, mit der es uns seither moglich ist, unseren Gasten standig hausgebraute, kellerfrische und naturlich unfiltrierte Biere anzubieten. Kein Industriebier und Massenprodukt, sondern ein Charakterbier mit individueller Note, das direkt vor den Augen unserer Gaste gebraut wird. Und das noch handwerklich in alter Tradition nach uberlieferten Klosterrezepten, streng nach dem Reinheitsgebot aus dem Jahr 1516. Dazu geniessen Sie regionale, aber auch saisonale und internationale Gerichte, stets zubereitet mit frischen Produkten bester Qualitat. Ganz nach unserem Motto:,,Gepflegte und bodenstandige Gastlichkeit mit Niveau"The history of the restaurant and restaurant brewery "zum Ritter"at Schlossplatz 1 in Schwetzingen dates all the way back to 1831.Its unique location, directly opposite the entrance to Schwetzingen Castle, with its Rococo theatre and Germany's most beautiful Baroque castle gardens, the "Ritter" enjoyed fame beyond the boundaries of Schwetzingen even back then.In 1997 the "Schwetzinger Brauhaus zum Ritter" was founded, with the declared aim of continuing this ancient brewing tradition. This was preceded by the purchase of the historic building, which, after rebuilding and renovation that was subject to the strict requirements governing historic buildings, was reopened on the 14th of July 1998.A new addition was a complete brewery, which has since then enabled us to offer our guests home-brewed, naturally unfiltered beers fresh from the cellar at all times. This is no industrially or mass produced beer, but is a beer with a distinctive taste that is brewed in full view of our guests, manually and traditionally according to old monastery recipes passed down through the centuries and in strict accordance with the "Reinheitsgebot", the German beer purity law, which dates back to 1516, accompanied by top quality regional, seasonal and international cuisine, true to our slogan:"Sophisticated and down-to-earth hospitality with class".
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Stuttgart, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Besides good food and beer, the outdoor seating is right in front of the Schwetzingen Palace. I recommend eating a full meal and then taking a stroll through the palace gardens. If you prefer, there is indoor seating, but on my visit today everyone was sitting outside. Even though the weather was hot at lunch, we were shaded by the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

After a visit to the gardens we chose the Schwetzinger Brauhaus zum Ritter at random and were very thankful that we did. The view from the outside tables is lovely and made the perfect choice for a spot of relaxation after so much walking! The traditional dishes we sampled (goulash and pork loaf) were tasty but the highlight was the... More

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Sydney
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237 reviews 237 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by two of the asparagus vendors with stalls in the plaza. We had come to Schwetzingen for the spargel and the schloss garten. Neither was disappointing. The restaurant is in the plaza opposite the castle entrance. Lots of outdoor tables with umbrellas where we ate as it was a beautiful sunny day so I... More

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North East England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Excellent location, with wide range of seating options, outside / umbrellas or inside in rustic bar or restaurant. Children welcomed. 2 beers light and dark which are brewed on site both lovely. Only slight downside smoking is permitted in bar area.

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Los Angeles
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

After touring the castle, our group had an arranged lunch here and it was great. Excellent beer (of course) and a big surprise to me, great steaks, even more surpising since it was a large group and yet the steaks were cooked perfectly.

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Hamburg, Germany
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a fair deal in great location just opposite the Schloss. Giant menue and portion size undermine quality of food though. Friendly, rustic service. Experience traditional German cuisine...

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

On a prime corner on a broad boulevard just opposite the Schwetzingen Schloss, this restaurant offers a very comfortable outside dining experience on a on a large outdoor cafe. Food was good and beer excellent. You can linger and relax in a peaceful setting. They brew their own highly rated beer. Can't miss!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Service was indifferent to say the least. We sat down outside for lunch ,waited patiently for a waiter,fifteen minutes passed then a waiter noticed us came over took our order then came back five minutes later to ask what we ordered as he did not write it down and had forgotten it! Our drinks arrived shortly after and our food... More

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Capital Region
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We came here to eat after a wonderful 3 hour visit with family to Schloss Schwetzingen. We were 2 grandparents, 2 parents, and 5 (precious) grandchildren - 9 hungry travelers. It was a bit breezy outside, so we went inside to be seated - we were in-between the lunch and dinner times with only a few other couples. In short... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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143 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stumbled on this place more or less by chance after visiting the gardens of Schloss Schwetzingen. The locals told me that this restaurant happens to be one of the well-known breweries in this area including the famous city of Heidelberg, so the expectations were set high. While the service on the pavement was effective, the food was less than... More

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