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“Great place!”

PulverTurm an der Frauenkirche
Ranked #12 of 941 Restaurants in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: German, European, Central European
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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".
Budapest, Hungary
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Call it touristic, call it crowded, call it noisy, no matter how you call the place, food at Pulverturm is fantastic, frech, in huge share and friendly served. The rest, well, great ambiance and overall not a bad value for money at all!

Visited September 2012
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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Great location, atmosphere, very good food”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

This was a sort of “theme” restaurant in a cellar right on the square around the Frauenkirche. The staff wear period costumes and there are roving musicians playing German folk songs and at one point, the Irish drinking song Wild Rover. I had the potato soup with sausage, veal medallions with tomato and goat cheese over herbed baby potatoes and a cherry parfait with what the menu said was avocado and cherry ice cream, but I can’t be convinced that was avocado, I just couldn’t tell what it was. Overall the appetizer and entrée were excellent. I’d pick something else for the dessert next time. I had a glass of goldenriesling with the meal which was tasty.

Visited September 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“no room at the Inn”
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

Visited September 2012
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Washington, DC
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful location but average food”
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.

  • Visited September 2012
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, poor food”
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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