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“Just as advertised”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Zum Gulden Stern

Zum Gulden Stern
Ranked #132 of 1,119 Restaurants in Nuremberg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, Barbecue, European, Central European
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Altstadt - St. Lorenz
South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Just as advertised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014

Obviously the speciality are the small sausages this area is known for. The menu focuses on these and provides an assortment of ways in which you may order them. They are excellent as are the side offerings. The service was courteous and swift. The interior had tons of character.
I enjoyed eating here.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Dorkon22
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Polokwane, South Africa
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“The oldest sausage restaurant in the world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

This city is steeped in history and a meal at the oldest sausage restaurant in the world was well worth the visit! Serving the original "Nuremberger" since 1419

Visited December 2013
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“Good German food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

This restaurant was right across the Street from our hotel. We ate there twice and enjoyed it very much. The little Nürnberg sausages are really good and we found the restaurant charming. We were there during the Christmas season and restaurants were all crowded. We were told that they did not take reservations for tables for 2 but to just come and they would find us a table. We were seated at a long table with a young German family and then, 3 more people joined us. They kind of had fun watching us try to order in German but it was all very friendly. The food was good as was the beer. A fun experience.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Genovessa
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“Not recommending this place, bad service ”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

average, nothing special
small restaurant with old interior
worst service I've experienced so far


We were in nuremberg just for a day and just saw this restaurant while walking through the city. It looks inviting and special from outside plus it says it's the oldest "Bratwurststube" in the world.

Anyway the stay there wasn't pleasant at all. The food was average nothing special as it was advertised. The taste was average and considering they only need to make the sausages since potato salad and every other side dish is already ready, the service was slow and the food not good.
But what was worse was there service. Two waitresses and both extremely unfriendly. All through out they were unfriendly and seemed pissed that there were so many people.

We were eating on a table for 4 but we were only two. All of a sudden the waitress comes up talking to two new customers that they don't have tables but they can sit on our table. I wouldn't have mind but she didn't even bother to ask. And as I saw the faces of the new arriving guests they weren't happy either.

Anyway paying card is a big issue. They have credit card but when you ask them to pay credit card they make a big deal and comments that you cannot overhear. I speak German so I could understand what she was bragging about. Not customer friendly at all, the bad service makes it a really bad eating experience. Didn't enjoy it at all.

I would not eat there again.

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“Ranks up there with Bratwursthäusle, but with more history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Limited menu, but very good. Another big plus in comparison to Bratwursthäusle is that they are open 7 days a week and accept credit cards.

Now to set the historical record straight.

The original Zirkelschmiedsgasse 26 is the location of "Zum Gulden Stern", the oldest bratwurst restaurant in the world. In addition to the Imperial Castle and former Egidien monastery, this area located in the vicinity of St. Jacobs Church, belongs to the earliest settlements of Nuremberg and formed the nucleus of the parish of St. Lawrence.

Originally the land in this area was owned by the king, but in 1304 was given to the Burgrave Konrad of the Teutonic Order. In the 15th Century the Nuremberg City Council Quit-rented the land, that was becoming very populated, from the Teutonic Order.

1419 - In connection with the Quit-rent, Zirkelschmiedsgasse 26 is officially documented for the first time. The house located at this address at the time probably dates back to 1375. The property consists of two houses and each house must pay a rent of 60 Haller every year on Walpurgis and on St. Martin's Day, as well as a hen on the night before the 40-day fasting period beginning before Easter.

Zirkelschmiedsgasse 26 emerges again in the history of the city when the Nuremberg City Council tried to restrict the number of public houses that had increased as a result of the 30 Years War.

1640 - The tavern "Zum Gulden Stern" is placed in the top category of eating establishments.

1641 - "Zum Gulden Stern" is granted the rare right to slaughter its own pigs.

1740 - The city wine-tax office commits to preserving the prerogatives of eating establishments to serve wine and a stock of wine is acquired.

1980 - Martin Hilleprandt acquires the property and, with the help of Altstadtfreunde Nürnberg e.V., restores the oldest - and one of the most beautiful - Inns of Nuremberg. And with that the gap is bridged between the Middle Ages and the Modern Era.

  • Visited November 2013
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