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Sternwartstrasse, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 54887
15:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 15:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place must be a N1 visitor's choice in summer time due to its gardens and nicest views over Bamberg city. However, the place was quite crowded in January. It seems that Bamberg is famous for its smoked beer breweries and I tasted smoked beer for the first time in my life, which I definitely liked. We ordered lamb shanks... More 

Thank Maka I
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

It is a bit of a walk from the city centre but very worth the effort. A lovely outside space with good service and excellent food. I had the pork knuckle and it was superb. It also has the added bonus of a good view of the city.

Thank GregBfromUK
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

fantastic location...nice hike up the hill but finally found it...what a treasured location, great views of the beautiful city, awesome smoke beer and good food( pastry with mushroom sauce and mushrooms- the only veggie dish ) Spezial is Special...a do not miss in Bamberg...loved it...

Thank srfyogi
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373 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I don't get to Bamberg during keller or biergarten season often. We made our first trip to this place recently. It wasn't worth the trouble. There are better city views elsewhere, and when the keller is busy, it is often understaffed and very slow. If you come and it is busy, don't make the mistake we did... while there is... More 

Thank jra3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location. Fantastic beer. Food was traditional German and fantastic. We enjoyed the walk up the hill to get there. Do not miss this gem.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cincinnati, Ohio
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132 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Just a typical German beer garden, but the food is first rate and the beer is wonderful. One of the nice features is that the Spezial rauchbier is milder in its smokiness than the Schlenkerla rauchbier. Both are great beers, but Spezial is probably more approachable for those not used to smoked beer. The view from the beer garden is... More 

Thank braumeister
Bamberg, Germany
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78 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

Big beergarden on one of the hills, self service in summertime. Beer from brewery Spezial. The also serve year round food in the tradtionell restaurant.

Thank Sabine1958
Kissimmee, Florida
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503 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Beautiful location on a hill overlooking Bamberg. A bit of a walk from the center but well worth the views. Great atmosphere, service and smoky rauchbier. The beer garden would be wonderful in warmer weather.

Thank Debra C
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We were recommended this place by a table neighbour at the Schlenkela. It is outside the town centre but it is not too far to walk. We did not get any service at the covered tables so we moved to the self-service beer garden where the view of Bamberg is terrific. I think the whole place is built over the... More 

Thank Philip4153
Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

During a scout trip we stopped in Bamberg and where recommended to go to the Spezi-Keller. You can get a very nice view over Bamberg from here and the beer and food is very good!

Thank Julian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Central European, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sternwartstrasse, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 54887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?