Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg

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Monumental building in Heidelberg

Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg

Within the walls of this monumental building in Heidelberg, statesman Otto von Bismarck once raised his sword as a student and Mark Twain found inspiration for his book "A Tramp Abroad". There are still tangible reminders of the generous history of this special establishment, especially in the hotel's two restaurants. In particular, the Mensurtube, which recalls the duels that were fought one floor up, this is where the student associations of the past are remembered with faded photographs and swords on the wall.

Currently, the Die Hirschgasse Heidelberg hotel is being renovated and will reopen its doors in 2023. You are still more than welcome in the two restaurants. 

Inviting, authentic atmosphere

Le gourmet & Mensurstube

In the elegant and stylish Le Gourmet restaurant, Chef Mario Sauer cooks at Michelin star level with exquisite regional products from farmers in the Hohenlohe region. At Restaurant Mensurstube, you will enjoy rustic hospitality with fine regional cuisine and traditional roots. The restaurant has a homely and inviting, authentic atmosphere.

Key features and services

Garden or terrace
1 Michelin starred restaurant - Le gourmet
Oldest hotel in Heidelberg
Gault&Millau 3/5 black chef's hats - Le gourmet

Special features in the region


Philosopher’s Walk

The two-kilometre Philosopher’s Walk, with its magnificent views of the town, starts just behind the Hirschgasse.



The Automuseum Dr Carl Benz honours the inventor of the automobile.

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Castle of Heidelberg

Castle of Heidelberg is one of Germany's most famous castle ruins and the city symbol of Heidelberg.


"The restaurant has real charm thanks to stylish historical details such as sandstone walls, parquet flooring, tiled stove... The menu harmoniously combines classical and creative modern cuisine that is packed with flavour. In addition, friendly and well-trained staff and savvy wine recommendations."


Get to know traditions.

"Get to know traditions that have made this unique city world famous." - Ernest & Allison Kraft

Host & Hostess: Ernest & Allison Kraft
Chef: Mario Sauer