Painted ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and an old tile stove make this bistro-style restaurant a very cosy (or gemütlich, as they say in Germany
) dining proposition in the heart of Tübingen’s old town. The restaurant’s name means ‘trout’, which it has been serving for its more than 200 years existence, to local luminaries like Hegel, Hölderlin and Hesse—and that’s not its only historic claim to fame; in the room upstairs, Friedrich Schiller’s famous "Wallenstein" novel was printed by the publisher Klett Cotta. These days the kitchen serves up not only delicious fish mains but a range of Swabian dishes, including Maultaschen (filled pasta) and desserts like home-made apple cake, plus salads and soups. All the food features high-quality regional products, and there’s a fantastic wine list, and warm service, to round things off.