Bremen Ratskeller

Bremen, Germany

The Bremen Ratskeller is the council wine cellar of the Townhall of Bremen. Since 1330 the Council of Bremen held the privilege of white wine which was valid until 1815. No citizen should sell wine without the permission of the Council. All wines had to be stored in the Cellar of the Council. The purpose was to control the prices and the payment of taxes.

The Ratskeller was built in 1405 and it is one of the oldest wine cellars of Germany, furthermore the oldest wine barrel of Germany, a wine from Rüdesheim which is dated 1653, is stored here.

In the cellar there has long been a traditional tavern and today a large part of it is a gourmet restaurant. With about 650 varieties the Ratskeller has the world's greatest selection of German wines exclusively, even in total there are about 1,200 different spirits available.



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Am Markt 20, Bremen, Germany
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Founded: 1405
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)


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Werner Beermann (18 months ago)
Simply a great place with great service and super good food. We dined there with 12 people and everyone was happy. Meals came out quick and great quality. We have been there before maybe 4-5 times and it is consistently great food and service. Making a reservation is recommended. Will go again can highly recommend
Marja Siemers (18 months ago)
Great food friendly staff and a nice ambiance
Hendrik Schicke (19 months ago)
Just ate here. Nice and special atmosphere, local dishes. Taste and quality just okay. Try to order a special dish from the menu, that are your best chances.
Sigrid Vidar (2 years ago)
Very good wine and food were delicious. Top service , even without reservation today at 31.12.18..We ordered several food as we were 5 persons. Everything was delicious. Bread and homemade butter was already enough for my Son who is very picky.
Arto Kallonen (2 years ago)
Amazing place inside of a basement of a church. The service was very good (fast and informative). Tomahawk stake was one of the best I tasted. Probably a must-to-go experience in Bremen. Please do enjoy! Cause you'll have to
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