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PulverTurm an der Frauenkirche
Ranked #31 of 1,011 Restaurants in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $28
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Innere Altstadt
Description: 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".
Reviewed September 25, 2012

we had no reservation and the place was packed - the terrace outside was reserved for a walking tour group. Too bad - it looked really cute - but we will know better for our next trip

Thank CanadianexileHamburg
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We had a good experience here with an excellent waiter who spoke flawless English, good beer, delicious wine, but average food. It is right on the square so if you sit outside people-watching is wonderful. A nice experience in Dresden.

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Thank Barglox
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

The atmosphere is great but unfortunately the food is only average. There are certainly better places for traditional food

Thank Stefan H
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

They serve tasty specialties from the Saxon culinary tradition at a reasonable price. The restaurant is located near the Frauenkirche in central Dresden, a marvelous location for every barock architecture lover. You can try their knusprige Haxe as well as their desserts. Good Hefeweizen beer, good Saxon spirits. The prices are reasonable and the service is kind.

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Thank elkondor
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Check out the website for what it looks like - located in an 'underground stone catacomb/vault' space, it's decorated in a 'medieval' style with medieval-style weapons, etc, the waiters dress in old fashioned outfits, Yes, it's touristy, but it is a lovely experience AND the food is good.

Food: all 3 of us (mom, dad, & I) had Saxon Suaerbraten with red cabbage & dumpling. Having grown up with a German mother & grandparents, I can appreciate good old-fashioned German cooking - & this did not disappoint. Be warned: this isn't light fare! But it is delicious, comfort food at its best. It's also a huge plate of food so go hungry.

Kids would also like this place because of the theme.

Thank JenD_17
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