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PulverTurm an der Frauenkirche

Certificate of Excellence
Innere Altstadt
German, European, Central European
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An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is part a traditional food restaurant, and part a theme restaurant. The food is well presented and covers many local dishes. There is also he aspect of this restaurant in that the wait staff are dressed in traditional costume, and I had a musician alongside me playing for some of ge evening. So this restaurant is great for a... More 

Thank Dougal W
Munich, Bayern, Germany
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I assume that dining inside is the real experience here as food is served by woman in traditional maidservant outfits but the weather was just too nice so we sat on the terrace with a view of the church of the lady.For such a prominent touristy location the food was great, plenty and reasonably priced.

Thank Joerg D
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Taste : not bad(a little salty) Service : Good Ambience : Cozy and classical design Price : average I reviewed a lot of tripadvisor comments so i visited pulverturm an der fauenkirche restaurant. Contrary to tripadvisor's comments the taste of food was average.1day after i visited one of the Czech republic restaurant, there was cheaper price and better taste than... More 

Thank hyungjeank
Leicester, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We here with a group of about 30 relatives (German and English) and had a room to ourselves (the Turkish room). It was an ideal venue for such an occasion. We were kept entertained by strolling accordion players and magicians, and the staff were all delightful. The food, wine and beer were all very good (although I would have appreciated... More 

Thank David E
Milan, Italy
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Good food, not too noisy, near our hotel Open red wine was quite good reasonably priced Went there for dinner, woudn't go at noon, it's in a deep cave

Thank SpazioBdS
Janette L, Marketing at PulverTurm an der Frauenkirche, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and kind words - especially beautiful it is actually with us in the evening when the artists are actively go. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous....!!!!!!! A very good and memorable night out in an old armoury. The place is full of history and local tradition.

Thank Paul J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I fancied some local specialities. Given that Pulverturm has some good reviews at Tripadvisor and is highly recommended by my guidebook, I'd high expectations. The Saxon potato soup with roasted sausage slices was alright. At least it's hot enough for my taste. The Dresdner Sauerbraten came in a huge portion. The beef was tender but the dish tasted so strong... More 

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Bristol, UK
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable medieval setting with delicious food and friendly attentive waitress, felt lucky to get a table on Easter Sunday. Staff explained the choices and it was good to see the fresh preparation of the eierschecke! Just wish we had bought some of the amazing beer glasses they were selling too!

Thank Serena21
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239 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a restaurant that gets some good reviews and I can see why it does as it is a really nice place. Type of place you would expect to be a tourist trap, yet prices and good, food is tasty and portions are large. Staff wear traditional medieval clothing and are happy to talk you through the menu. For... More 

Thank wanderer_scotland
Dresden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is centrally located near the Frauenkirche and the atmosphere gives the eyes much to admire. We were greeted and seated promptly and the service was great. We have dined here several times. The pork dishes and potato soup were great. I would not recommend the chicken or fish as they were not as good. It seems pork is... More 

Thank Kate S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $27
German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: An der Frauenkirche 12, 01067 Dresden, Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony  >  Dresden>  > Innere Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Innere Altstadt
  • Phone Number: 49351262600
Welcome to the Gunpowder Tower! Originally built in 1565, the tower formed an important part of Dresden's fortifications, and, as its name suggests, was used to store gunpowder safely in the ground - it was a pretty explosive place back then! You will find the restaurant in the historical centre of dresden in the vaultet ceilings of the "Coselpalais" next to "Frauenkirche". The Pulverturm with a total of 400 seats is open daily from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. As you dine beneath the vaulted ceilings of the Marshal de Saxe Room, or the Russian or Turkish vault, you will experience a part of the history of Saxony while enjoying a truly royal saxon dining experience. Of course, your table will have a sumptious basket of oven-fresh breads from the Arsenal Bakery, just a few yards away. This is also where the court patissier creates sweet delicacies for dessert. Perhaps Milord and Milady would fancy a juicy suckling pig or other rustic dishes prepared before your eyes in our open-air kitchen, along with your choice of ice-cold german beer or delicious local wines. You may even be tempted to buy some plunder from the strolling sutler! The "Condemned Man's Last Meal" served in the dungeon, of course, is an unforgettable experience. Our lovely maidens and brave grenadiers will serve you delicacies. Throughout the evening, strolling magicians will ensure nonstop merriment and diversion. Last but not least you should not miss out on the famous funnel drinking, called "Dresdner Trichtertrinken".

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