The traditional restaurant is not only known primarily for the food, but because of the historically saturated atmosphere: Just like before millions of guests, Goethe was here, too! Faust-paintings trace the guest everywhere. Try the Fasskeller ceremony. The sensory feast commences with a "Mephisto's Fire" cocktail in the eponymous Mephisto Bar. The Cellarmaster then leads you down to the setting of so many tales, the aura of which moved the young Goethe to immortalise the legend of Faust in literature that was to become renowned worldwide - and with it, the cellar itself (bookable for minimum of 20 people).
Tourists touch Mephisto shoe before Auerbach's cellar. It is said to bring good luck. Who does not believe, has seven years of bad luck.
Opening hours: Daily (Historic Wine Bar is closed on Sun)
Getting there: Tram (1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15): Goerdelerring
The furnishing may be a bit stuffy, but it is simply the best pizza of Leipzig. The guests have the choice of 40 different types of pizza. But there are also a number of excellent pasta and fish dishes.
Opening hours: Daily 12.00-14.30 and 18.00-24.00 o`clock
Address: Philipp Rosenthal Straße 9
Getting there: Tram (2, 9, 16): Bayerischer Platz
The Da Vito is situated in a beautiful courtyard at the Elster. It has its own pier and gondola. The location is exclusive and the food is very good.
Opening hours: Daily, Fridays not until 18.00 o`clock
Adress: Nonnenstr. 11
Getting there: Tram (14): Nonnenstraße
Since 1895, the â€œMückenschlösschenâ€ is a popular destination in Leipzig. It is located in a large garden at the Auwald. In summer, it is a giant green beer garden, where Bavarian wheat beer is served. The listed and elegant restaurant offers Saxony kitchen.
Opening hours: Daily 10.00-24.00 o`clock
Address: Waldstraße 86
Getting there: Tram (4): Am Mückenschlösschen
Restaurant, lounge and bar. In about 120 meters above the city, there is a very good Sunday brunch from 9.00 o`clock, together with a wonderful view of the city.
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11.00-24.00, Fri-Sat 11.00-01.00, Sun 09.00-23.00 o`clock
Address: Augustusplatz 9
Getting there: Tram (4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16): Augustusplatz
Restaurant & Hotel Don Giovanni
Little hotel and restaurant, with playful styled rooms, such like a romantic suite with balcony anno 1850. Antique furniture, granite bathrooms and marble from Italy. Breakfast at the large fountain in the restaurant. 9 rooms.
Opening hours: Daily 11.00-23.00 o`clock (restaurant)
Address: Schwartzestraße 1
Getting there: Tram (3, 13): Schwartzestraße
Restaurant im Stelzenhaus
An elegant restaurant with beautiful, minimalist interior in a former warehouse with a great view of the Karl Heine canal. In summer, there is a nice beer garden. Sophisticated and creative cuisine. Especially the menus at quick lunch are affordable.
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11.00-24.00, Sun 09.00-14.00 o`clock
Address: Weißenfelser Straße 65 (Access via Industriestraße/Kanalwanderweg)
Getting there: Tram (3): Elsterpassage
The most Viennese coffee houses of Leipzig in an Art Nouveau styled house. It is a perfect location to relax. There is an extensive menu with Viennese coffee specialties, an own ice-tea menu, chocolates, waffles and cakes. Also snacks and a few main courses are offered.
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 09.00-20.00 o`clock
Address: Schuhmachergässchen 1
Phone: 961 00 00
Getting there: Bus (89): Nikolaikirchof