Zur Sonne - cider tavern, German restaurant in Frankfurt

The Zur Sonne belongs to the oldest and most picturesque Frankfurt cider taverns serving wonderful fresh apple wine and Frankfurt specialities.

Despite repeated references in guides about Frankfurt, it is just not true that genuine cider taverns are only located in Sachsenhausen. Locals or insiders know that these are to be found in Bornheim or Seckbach. An all time favourite is, without a doubt, the over 100 year-old “Zur Sonne” which resides in a picturesque timber-frame house (built 1768) in the old area of Bornheim.

Residents in the area have a saying: “Auf zur Sonne!” (Off to the sun!). It is more frequently used during the warmer months when large crowds gather for a “Schoppen” in the wonderful garden under chestnut trees, but it is in winter that its charm really shines. It is the season when the kitchen goes a little beyond the classic cider-tavern fare and serves succulent game-dishes with all those wonderful homemade dumplings and red cabbage. Cider – “Bembel” wise - is what the place is all about yet beer or wine drinkers are also well taken care of. The same applies to vegetarians, for whom something, fresh and tasty, can always be created on the spot.

The interior, down to the tile-oven, is centuries old and extremely “Gemütlich”.  Service, on the other hand, rest assured, is young and jovial. 

A choice of three dining rooms, make it very suitable for large group arrangements.

Berger Strasse 312
60385 Frankfurt (Bornheim)
Tel.: +49 (0)69 - 459396

Cuisine: German
Cider Tavern
Opening hours: Tue-Sat
17:00 - 24:00
Location: Bornheim
Price range:

Seating: Inside: 80
Outside: 300
Payment options: Cash only!


Ambience: Casual Dining
Private function room:  Yes



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