Where to Drink Cider While in Frankfurt, Germany

On Ruth Reichl’s recent trip to Frankfurt, Germany, there was one constant: Everybody knew of the best cider tavern she just had to visit. Out of the dozens of options, four stellar blends of the traditional and modern stood out.

Berger Str. 260, 60385 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
This fifth-generation family-run cider house is brimming with local charm. It’s slightly outside the heavily touristed areas of the city, and as such is far less concerned with living up to foreign expectations. You won’t find English menus, but you will fine German tradition at its finest.
Schweizer Str. 67, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The communal table seating at Zum Gemalten Haus means you’ll definitely get to know your dining neighbors. Try the meat platter (which advertises itself as for two, but could easily feed four) and some of that traditional apple wine. This tavern is pretty much as Frankfurt as it gets, and you’ll feel like you’ve been thrust back in time to the days when cider taverns were the only option for dinner.
Schweizer Str. 71, 60594 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Adolf Wagner strikes a balance between touristy and local-friendly cider tavern. Like any traditional German cider tavern, the menu is meat-heavy. But Adolf Wagner is unique in that it also offers several vegetarian dishes, like baked Camembert cheese with cranberries, or fried potatoes and boiled eggs in a special Frankfurt green sauce. Quench your thirst with an impressive menu of ciders, wines, and spirits.
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