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“Can you not miss this”

PulverTurm an der Frauenkirche
Ranked #14 of 983 Restaurants in Dresden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $29
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Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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 October 6, 2013

Advertised as something not to be missed, it was a bit disappointing. Very good service, also for our dog. But a bit commercial and quick, as if they want you to leave quickly. After ordering it was a bit more difficult to get the attention of the service. Food is good local food.

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Thank Daisyboris
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were a group of 32 and had made reservations. They were ready for us, welcomed us at the door, served drinks almost immediately and kept them coming. Hors d'oevres were on the table, ham and potato soup arrived soon after and for the one vegetarian at our table, tomato soup was quickly substituted. The roast pigling was gloriously announced and serenaded. Food was plentiful and delicious, traditional German - ham, mixed veggies, potatoes, dumpling, red cabbage, sauerkraut, and fish. Dessert was okay - potato pancake, apple sauce and cream. Coffee and tea also served. Great night! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We chose this Restaurant based not only on TA's review but it also happened to be really close to the Hotel that we were staying at. Located in the basement of one of the old buildings it is a really large Restaurants with numerous medieval themes throughout. Entertainers come around to play classical music as well as ladies dressed in periodic dresses with whom you can have your picture taken. My kids were certainly entertained and that is half the battle some times. Of course if the food had not been great the rest would not have mattered. We had a variety of German dishes and they all were exceptionally well prepared. My wife and I also enjoyed the local beer while my Mother-in-law loved the local wine. The service was perfect so we could not have asked for more. All in all this was a great experience and I would not hesitate to return.

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1  Thank MKosche
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant is at a real central spot of Dresden and close to many attractions, including the Semperoper. For that reason we chose it as a place for dining before going to an opera performance.

We reckoned that the 1 hours and 45 minutes we had at our disposal until the start of the show would be a comfortable time buffer and allow for a relaxed dinner. Unfortunately, the service at the PulverTurm seemed to think otherwise: the chef probably being busy with a minnesong or hunting for boar in the woods of his liege lord, we waited for over an hour until we finally received our dish, after inquiring about it twice.

At the same time, the restaurant was abandoned as a village in front of a castle during a siege. The food is quite hearty and would serve itself to prepare for many a battle, though the waiting time and the stress about missing the opera performance kind of ruined it for us this evening.

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Thank Anselm_randomtoken
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Sat outside on their terrace overlooking the Frauenkirche. Great opera singing from the buskers nearby.

Friendly helpful staff and great food. Arrived after 9.00PM, but still taking orders.

We both had the suckling pig with the local dumplings which was cooked to perfection.

Highly recommended.

Thank Angu5
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