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“Great food, delightful atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zur Holl - Mittelalterliche Trinkstube

Zur Holl - Mittelalterliche Trinkstube
Ranked #1 of 112 Restaurants in Rothenburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Belo Horizonte, MG
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food, delightful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013

We spent three days in Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber and we had read about this restaurant on TripAdvisor, so we went there and had a wonderful experience! The name "Zur Höll" in German means "To Hell", and the first thing we heard when we got there was "Welcome to hell!" Despite the pun, we felt it was a really welcoming place, with wonderful food, great service and a thrilling atmosphere. Both of us followed the recommendation of the waiter, who was really nice, and had the veal with wild mushroom sauce and dumplings, which were absolutely fantastic, with white wine produced in the area. The dessert was also superb! As the 'Night Watchman' said, if they tell you to 'go to Hell' in Rothenburg, it is a very good recommendation! We loved Rothenburg-ob-der-Tauber and 'Zur Höll' was definitely one of the reasons why we want to come back some day!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank LuHH
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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Highway Robbery”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This place was recommended on the night watchman tour. The food was OK - nothing to write home about, but adequate. The bill came and I felt like I had been robbed. It was outrageous. The waitress was mostly interested in selling us more beer with the meal. I would NOT this place. It's a terrible value and you can do better elsewhere.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Laurie F
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Santa Barbara, California
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122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Zur Holl - wonderful stop on our evening walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

As other reviewers have stated, we learned about this bar and restaurant on the Night Watchman Tour. We returned the next evening (just couldn't resist meeting in Hell) and enjoyed after dinner wine, sitting outside as the sun went down and the moon came out. Friendly, prompt service, with great wine recommendations. It's located on a quiet side street, very little car or pedestrian traffic. We will return on our next visit to R.O.T.

Visited June 2013
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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Oldest House in the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We learned about Zur Hoell during our Night Watchman tour & not only should you take that tour but you should make a stop at this pub!

Lovely beer hall & restaurant that uses locally sourced ingredients

The building is over 1000 years old....dates back to something around 900 & is the oldest house in Rothenburg ob der Tauber & is part of the ambiance & history that make Rothenburg ob der Tauber so charming

Our tour let out at something like 9pm & we had already enjoyed dinner but I saw they offer homemade soups, delish looking cheese plates & all kinds of meaty dishes like sausages or spare ribs. Their menu is small but mighty & had we been in town another night, we would have definitely made this a meal stop

For the devilish nightowls, they offer a wide selection of beer & wine - but alas, no cognac to be found - this was hell indeed!

But we got the t-shirt so all was not lost

And to quote our lovely Night Watchman, when locals they tell you to go To Hell, it's their kind way of letting you know about this place! You'll thank the heavens you listened!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank wanderlust s
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Key West, Florida
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Nice dinner”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

We enjoyed our evening . Food was ok but not outstanding. Very busy with large groups. Menu changes every evening.

Too much hype about going to hell to eat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bostonjames
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