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Haxenhaus zum Rheingarten

££ - £££German, European,
Frankenwerft 19, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 9472400
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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German, European, Central European
££ - £££
Frankenwerft 19, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered Haxe Kölner Art - Haxe (pork knuckle) with black pudding (Blutwurst) and grilled cheese. Terribly unhealthy - but awesome food to have once in a while! Well you don't go here for a salad do you... Waiter was pleasant, professional and enquired about the...More

Thank Kloon1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice meal even though I could not get a cup of reg hot tea. Friendly staff and they did have menus with English-language that helped a lot

Thank SMBIker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So i didnt know there were so many ways to prepare pig knuckles. It is one giant bone-in knuckle with plenty of meat served with a knife embedded in it. There are multiple sauces and seasonings and different side dishes but the basic concept is...More

Thank 103JonS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just arrived in Cologne & after long afternoon of walking & was craving some German food on this chilly June evening. Staff was friendly & place was filled with a mix of tourists & Germans watching the World Cup. Come hungry. Portions are American sized...More

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good choice of German food here, particularly the Pork knuckles(hence the name -Haxenhaus), cooked in a variety of ways and with many accompaniments. Good size portions, good value for money. Right on the bank of the Rhine. Excellent service, very friendly and welcoming waitresses. Apparently...More

Thank wasaloadie
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Dating back to the 13th century, Haxenhaus zum Rheingarten was a tavern for sailors which offered lodging for travellers. In present day, it is located at the Rhine Garden by the Rhine river in the historic 'Old Town' of Cologne. For those who enjoy outdoor...More

Thank Pannekoek77
Reviewed 8 June 2018

While visiting Cologne - my wife and I stopped here for lunch. It is located in a great area that overlooks the Rhine and has lots of restaurants. This place was busy (usually a good sign - when other places are fairly quiet) so we...More

Thank BuckeyeKid8059
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Great German experience. The beer is amazing. Visited exploring German heritage and certainly not disappointed!

Thank rockdoc000
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

A lovely looking restaurant, cafe culture style. Menu is very good, and the waiter super friendly. Some menu items are marked as 25mins wait so we ordered other things and were told 15 mins. We waited more than 1 hour. Food quality was ok, price...More

Thank neilpea15
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I would like to recommend this place. Authentic atmosphere with friendly staff. I did not taste the food but looking at the menu it seems like an authentic place to tast German food. I’ll try it next time :-)

Thank Armann H
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Restaurant Details

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German, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frankenwerft 19, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: +49 221 9472400
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Haxenhaus, restaurant & tavern in Cologne's old town. We have fresh grilled knuckles and homemade bratwurst Where the cheerful Rhine character feels at home! Haxenhaus still believes in the time-honoured tradition of landlord hospitality. It is a tradition that spans the centuries. We are specialized in knuckles of all kinds and homemade sausages prepared according to the recipe of the master butcher "Löwe Will". For private parties, office parties or celebrations we leave nothing to be desired, we offer several rooms overlooking the Rhine, where up to 200 people can be accommodated. We look forward to serving you!
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