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Quality & History

Zum Roten Ochsen

Inn with 300 years of tradition in Heidelberg's old town 

Seit 185 Jahren in Besitz der Familie Spengel | 1839-2024




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Zum Roten Ochsen - Heidelberg Old Town 

Reinhören: Unsere Hymne
"Im Roten Ochsen trifft
sich die Welt"
aus dem Liederbuch
"Romantisches Heidelberg"

The inn "Zum Roten Ochsen" is one of the oldest and most traditional student restaurants in Heidelberg. Built in 1703, the restaurant in Heidelberg has been continuously owned by the Spengel family for over 185 years. 


Enjoy home-style cooking with Heidelberg beer specialties or a glass of wine in the historic ambience of a student restaurant with many relics from over 180 years of student history.


Our well-known piano players start playing the piano every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 19:00. In addition to the old Heidelberg student songs, they also play classics from the years after 1950 and create the kind of atmosphere that is only known from our inn.


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We serve typical German home cooking (with our classics, such as: boiled ox breast, cider roast, "Schäufele", herring fillets, venison ragout and caraway roast.)

Vegetarian dishes such as wild mushroom ragout with bread dumplings, cheese spaetzle or homemade spinach dumplings are not to be missed. 

Fresh salads, plus classics such as original Viennese schnitzel, rump steak, cordon bleu, "Maultaschen" and sauerkraut specialties and much more, round off the offering.

See Menu

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Wir freuen uns auf Sie!

Where to find us

Hauptstraße 217

69117 Heidelberg

+49 6221 20977 /

06221 164383

We want you!

You are a chef,

who loves gastronomy,

but also loves his sundays and christmas off? 


If so, we have a perfect 

job offer:

Our German kitchen 

needs reinforcement!

See job advertisement

Tuesday to Saturday

from 5:30 p.m

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