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Der Zauberlehrling

German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Geibelstrasse 77, 30173, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
+49 511 89963633
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 15:00
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to be at Zauberlehrling (The sorcerers apprentice). One of the best selections of German wines in town combined with amazing dishes make this restaurant a great experience. The sommelier has a vast knowledge, so tell him what direction you would like to go and he will find the right stuff in his cellar. All the ingredients... More 

Thank Thomoeg
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789 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 603 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Location: Just a couple hundred meters from the North eastern shore of the Maschsee, well worth the walk from the City Center. Parking can be tricky but at the Maschsee you should be able to find place. Food: A lot of recipes are Standard fare in the better cuisine but done in a novel and very exciting way. Just give... More 

Thank Florian254
Orange County, CA
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56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Had a large group 5 course dinner, and they handled it beautifully! Food was excellent, and the wine selection and the cellar is amazing. Food was featuring local items and was not what you would expect for German cuisine. Items were very light and flavorful. Service was amazing, they kept a group of 20 not needing a thing. Everything was... More 

1 Thank MFRoadWarrior
RvonB, Manager at Der Zauberlehrling, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your laudable and fair words. Regards from "The Team of the Zauberlehrling". More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I had a meeting with my American guests in the Zauberlehrling. One of my guests was vegetarian. All of us loved the wonderful meal with the good vine recommendation of the staff. Meeting was pretty good. Thanks for the evening.

Thank B4GGI
Hannover, Germany
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The dining area is one large space with an impressive bar, an open kitchen, nice furnishings, beautifully set tables, and lovely lighting--all in all a very nice visual atmosphere. The bread and butter were tasty, particularly the sesame butter. As an appetizer, I ordered the Ox tartar, with giant capers and a perfectly poached egg on top. It was splendid,... More 

1 Thank fingerguru
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I had such hig hopes for this place, having walked by on a few occasions and heard that they have an extensive wine-list. What a disappointment. First, I waited and waited to order my wine, the others had arrived earlier and were happily drinking (after waiting for me for ten minutes, they gave up and drank. I still hadn't managed... More 

3 Thank EuroRider
Weston, Florida
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260 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Not your typical german restaurant, more on the eclectic side with some german inspiration. Small place and very expensive but really worth it. The wine selection is really good and extensive, the cellar downstairs is an experience itself. Food was really good, some of the portions are small but well worth it.

2 Thank DonatoInWeston
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

our fifth visit now, again (unfortunately, still searching for nice restaurants in hannover!) same impression re the overall rating. appetizer (lobster with mango creme) very nice, ambitious (i really liked the wasabi sorbet) but quite expensive: 18€. main course: dry aged beef: aged to perfection, but microscopic portion for 27€, side dishes a little boring (more or less the same... More 

8 Thank Lisa H
la habra heights
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2014

I won't call this a dinner. This is an experience! This is a small place. only 40 tables. Make reservations. We did not but they were kind enough to fit us in. Small menu.No worries you can't go wrong. Lars was our waiter and Martina was also there to help fit us in. Lars made our whole night. It goes... More 

9 Thank LisaLaHabraHeights
Hannover, Germany
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Really nicely presented food that tasted great, amazing wine selection (German wines), and the wait staff were really friendly and polite. And as a bonus were totally fine with English speaking visitors. I was there on a date, and aside being a little brightly lit it was perfect for this.

9 Thank Dwight T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
German, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
11:45 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Geibelstrasse 77, 30173, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Lower Saxony  >  Hannover
  • Phone Number: +49 511 89963633
Enjoy the magic of our delicious cuisine with region al products and German wine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?