“Zu den 3 Steubern” of Wolfgang Wagner, Germany
Frankfurt has a large number of traditional apple wine taverns, where you sit on communal benches, eat hearty local food and drink sour and tart German apple wine. Typically, there is only one apple wine – the house apple wine – available, in some cases made on the premise.
The apple wine tavern is as distinctive a Frankfurt institution as the Bierkeller is of Munich or the Weinstube of Mainz. Many of the best-known establishments are concentrated in Sachsenhausen, but others are dotted all over the city. They are strongly traditional. They offer hearty local cuisine, usually at moderate prices.
German apple wine has an alcohol content of 4%–9% and a tart, sour taste. Traditionally, it is not bubbly. Arguably, the capital of German apple wine is Frankfurt am Main.
I have compiled a list of Schiller’s Favorite Apple Wine Taverns and published it on schiller-wine. See here: Schiller's Favorite Apple Wine Taverns in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
In the old days, the apple wine taverns would make their own apple wine. This has changed dramatically. In Sachsenhausen, for example, except for the Buchscheer, which is not in the central part, none of the apple wine taverns still make their own apple wine. Wolfgang Wagner in the Zu den 3 Steubern used to make his own apple wine until recently, but he also stopped. See: An Apple Wine Tavern as Traditional as can be in Frankfurt am Main: “Zu den 3 Steubern” of Wolfgang Wagner, Germany
Still, there are a number apple wine taverns in the Frankfurt region where you can drink “home-made” apple wine. With the help of somebody who knows the Frankfurt apple wine scene pretty well, I have compiled a list of apple wine taverns where you still can enjoy apple wine made on the premises.
Did I miss anybody? Should any of those listed not be on the list? Please comment.
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Apfelwein Scheid Zur Post Eckenheim Eckenheimer Landstraße 302
Äppelwoistübchen Grillmayer Nieder Erlenbach Zur Obermühle 15
Gasthaus Rudolph Liederbach Alt Niederhofheim 30
Gasthaus Zum Einhorn Bonames Alt-Bonames 2
Hof Gimbach Kelkheim Gimbacher Weg
Homburger Hof Eckenheim Engelthaler Str. 13 (begrenzt/limited)
Momberger Heddernheim Alt-Heddernheim 13
Schuch’s Restaurant Praunheim Alt-Praunheim 11
Zum Lemp Berkersheim Berkersheimer Obergasse 12
Zum Rad Seckbach Leonhardsgasse 2
Zum Taunus Sossenheim Michaelstrasse 18
Zur Buchscheer Sachsenhausen Schwarzsteinkautweg 17
Zur Krone “Riwweler” Sossenheim Alt-Sossenheim 37
Zur Krone Sektbach Wilhelmshöher Str. 163
Zur Stalburg Nordend Glauburgstrasse 80
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