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authentic German restaurants in Nürnberg

Does anyone have a recommendation for an authentic German restaurant in Nürnberg, preferably near the Old Town.

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It never occurred to me that there would be any inauthentic German restaurants in Nuremberg.

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Kind of with Sam. Not sure what you are asking. All of Nurnberg restaurants would be authentic especially in the Old Town area . Not too many McDonalds but a few Starbucks.

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I stayed in Nürnberg last year for 4 nights and ate at one restaurant called Literaturhaus for at least 4, maybe 5 meals. It is on Luitpoldstraße near the Altstadt and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Many of the people I saw in there were Germans - in fact, on several occasions there were groups of locals there for various events - one was a book club meeting and another one was a birthday party for a woman who was turning 90. The book club group was sitting near me and told me that they meet there regularly (we spoke in German, although the servers speak English).

The food was very good - lots of German entrees - and a large and varied menu. I was there once for breakfast, once for lunch and at least twice for dinner. I really enjoyed eating here. https://www.restaurant-im-literaturhaus.de/

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It's a little like asking about an authentic American restaurant in the US.

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We go to Bohms Herrenkeller every time were in Nurnberg. It is located Theatergasse 19 in Old town. You nee d to make reservations as there are limited seating. It is usually occupied by Germans when we go.

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"Authentic" Franconian restaurants, roughly ordered in south-north direction (no idea what a German restaurant would be):

Beer hall Bruderherz, next door to your hotel (Probst?) and across from the Literaturhaus mentioned by @Mardee;
Weinhaus Steichele, Knorrstrasse 2;

Nassauer Haus, across from St Lawrence (a bit too expensive for my taste)
Hütt'n, Bergstrasse;
Brauerei Altstadthof, Bergstrasse (near the castle; several similar inns around the Tiergärtnertorplatz (where Dürer's house is).
For bratwurst: Zum Gulden Stern, Zirkelschmiedsgasse (not far from the Steichele mentioned above; untouristy unlike the better known bratwurst-somethings around the town hall).

Avoid the two tourist traps on the Koenigsstrasse.

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If you're looking for an authentic German restaurant in Nurnberg, you may want to check out the following places:
Zoom Gulden Stern: This is a traditional German restaurant located in the heart of the Old Town. They serve a variety of local specialties, including Nurnberg Rostbratwurst, Schnitzel, and Spätzle.
Weiner Bar: This restaurant, also located in the Old Town, offers a copy atmosphere and traditional German cuisine. Their menu includes dishes like Schweinshaxe, Rindfleisch, and Kaiserschmarrn.
Augustine Keller: This is a famous beer garden located in the Old Town, serving traditional German food, such as Schweinshaxe and Leberknödel. They also have a large selection of local beers on tap.

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Another recommendation for the Literaturhaus, I had a lovely leisurely lunch there on a rainy afternoon and it was full of locals, definitely a place I'd return to if I get to Nurnberg again.

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Literaturhaus is across the street from our hotel.

You must be staying at the same hotel I stayed at, the Privat-Hotel Probst. Nice hotel. It wasn’t the fanciest hotel I have stayed in but it was clean, and convenient to restaurants, the Aldstadt and the train station. The staff was also very friendly. I ordered breakfast one day when I was there and really enjoyed it.

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Weiner Bar: This restaurant, also located in the Old Town, offers a copy atmosphere and traditional German cuisine. Their menu includes dishes like Schweinshaxe, Rindfleisch, and Kaiserschmarrn.
Augustine Keller: This is a famous beer garden located in the Old Town, serving traditional German food, such as Schweinshaxe and Leberknödel. They also have a large selection of local beers on tap.

I am very often in Nuremberg, but still don't know about a "Weiner Bar" or an "Augustiner Keller" with a beer garden in Altstadt of Nuremberg (do you maybe mean the well known one in Munich?). There is, of course, the Augustiner inn below the castle, but without a beer garden (except for a few tables in front of the restaurant); and, as the name suggests, they serve Augustiner and not local Franconian beer.

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sla, I was wondering the same thing - I don't remember seeing those restaurants when I was there. LIke you said, I think the poster must be confusing Nuremberg with Munich.

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@Mardee

Perhaps s/he has succumbed to a mix-up: Across from the Augustiner at Tiergärtnertorplatz there is a small beer pub build into the wall, one that actually serves beer from small country breweries, and which has very little seating inside. But there's a stack of chairs in front of the door, and in the summer people just grab a beer, grab a chair, and sit on the (wonderfully romantic) square. In the evening then, the Augustiner is surrounded by them, so to speak - and voilà, there is the supposed Augustiner beer garden in the eye of the unsuspecting visitor.

The "Weiner Bar", however, remains a mystery. ;)

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Could be! And I have no clue about the Wiener Bar either. I know I never saw any place like that, and even googling it brought up nothing (well, except for the ones in Munich and New York). 😊